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2011/10/18 21:10:19 (permalink)
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HyperSnap 7 menu icon resolution is lower than in HyperSnap 6

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    Re:HyperSnap 7 menu icon resolution is lower than in HyperSnap 6 2011/10/19 17:03:16 (permalink)
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    Actually most of the icons you show on your images are identical in v6 and v7 of HyperSnap. However HyperSnap 7 is "resolution aware", and your computer's desktop is probably set to 120 dpi resolution instead of the default 96, so the program scales the icons larger.
     
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    Re:HyperSnap 7 menu icon resolution is lower than in HyperSnap 6 2011/10/19 17:49:46 (permalink)
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    I think you may have posted by mistake in this thread a response meant for another thread. As for the quote below, I think you are correct, this is the difference between Windows XP vs Windows 7:
     
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    Actually most of the icons you show on your images are identical in v6 and v7 of HyperSnap. However HyperSnap 7 is "resolution aware", and your computer's desktop is probably set to 120 dpi resolution instead of the default 96, so the program scales the icons larger.

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    Re:HyperSnap 7 menu icon resolution is lower than in HyperSnap 6 2011/10/19 17:59:18 (permalink)
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    Thank you for the notice about incorrectly posted message - I removed it now. Actually the difference is not between Windows XP and 7 in general, but in the way you set up your Windows 7. If you right-click empty Windows 7 background and select "Screen resolution", you may click a link described as "Make text and other items larger to smaller". Click this and you'll probably find out, that at some point you selected "Medium - 125%", instead of "Smaller - 100% (default)". If you switch it back to 100% (default), the icons of HyperSnap 6 and 7 will look the same size, while now HyperSnap 7 is respecting your wish to make them larger.
     
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    Re:HyperSnap 7 menu icon resolution is lower than in HyperSnap 6 2011/10/19 18:19:35 (permalink)
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    I understand what this is about now, yes you are correct about Windows 7 custom settings, I know all bout that, :) just out of curiosity is making the resolutions of those icons higher an option, so they don't look as blurry when used on systems with higher settings? Perhaps through some sort of a custom icon setting?
     
    If not, I understand this now, thank you for explaining it.
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    Re:HyperSnap 7 menu icon resolution is lower than in HyperSnap 6 2011/10/19 18:26:18 (permalink)
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    At some point I'll probably have to provide better resolution icons for HyperSnap 7. I'm not ready for that yet. Maybe sometime next year.
     
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    Re:HyperSnap 7 menu icon resolution is lower than in HyperSnap 6 2011/10/19 18:43:17 (permalink)
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    That's understandable. How about a simple off switch to turn off the "resolution aware" fetaure as a temporary option? 
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    Re:HyperSnap 7 menu icon resolution is lower than in HyperSnap 6 2011/10/20 17:27:36 (permalink)
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    Unfortunately when I try to do that now, other things break in the screen capture process. Sorry about that.
     
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    Re:HyperSnap 7 menu icon resolution is lower than in HyperSnap 6 2011/10/21 14:11:34 (permalink)
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    Thanks for trying Greg, this is just a cosmetic issue, the program runs great.
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    Re:HyperSnap 7 menu icon resolution is lower than in HyperSnap 6 2012/11/06 16:11:40 (permalink)
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    Support At some point I'll probably have to provide better resolution icons for HyperSnap 7. I'm not ready for that yet. Maybe sometime next year.

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    Any plans this year or next for new icons?
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    Re:HyperSnap 7 menu icon resolution is lower than in HyperSnap 6 2012/11/07 08:15:49 (permalink)
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    Not so far... There are so many other things to do, and it does not seem an urgent issue, not many people complaining about the icons yet...
     
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    Re:HyperSnap 7 menu icon resolution is lower than in HyperSnap 6 2014/03/10 14:51:33 (permalink)
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    I hope it's not too annoying to ask once a year or once every two years.
     
    2014 request filed.
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    Re:HyperSnap 7 menu icon resolution is lower than in HyperSnap 6 2018/01/23 11:57:30 (permalink)
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    At some point I'll probably have to provide better resolution icons for HyperSnap 7. I'm not ready for that yet. Maybe sometime next year.

    Greg

    It seems that delaying this has sunk the entire usability of HyperSnap in 2018 for people who customized the menu.
    Any plans to fix this because in 2018 we now have to either use ribbon interface or not use HyperSnap at all because it no longer works in custom mode.
     
    Just wondering if there are any plans to fix it so we can use HyperSnap the way we have for what seems like 15 years now... Hope it's not too difficult to fix?
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    Re:HyperSnap 7 menu icon resolution is lower than in HyperSnap 6 2018/01/23 17:46:49 (permalink)
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    The ribbon mode is the only I still support. The old menu + toolbars is there only for backward compatibility, but recent Microsoft patches for Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities made this interface very, very slow on startup. I'll probably remove completely menu and toolbars from future updates of HyperSnap.
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    Re:HyperSnap 7 menu icon resolution is lower than in HyperSnap 6 2018/01/24 15:24:07 (permalink)
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    I've been doing some experimenting.
    I also experienced symptoms that made me think that things were unusable in classic mode. Those symptoms were like a 7 second delay in startup. But I reimaged my system. Updated it with latest end of January 2018 Microsoft patches. Then tested version 8.15 and it does open in just about 2 seconds. Yes that may be slower than instantaneous, but this is doable for keeping 8.15 and never updating.
     
    Just a clarification on the follow up v8.16.02, since it does include other useful updates: When installed, it nukes the classic menu/toolbar custom setup... I understand why, but in v8.16, can it still display classic custom look, I think I was not able to get it done using config .ini files and saved registry setting files.
     
    Would be grateful if you would consider a hidden registry switch to restore classic functionality in current/future versions on par with what v8.15 has, so that people who use it would be willingly giving up speedy startup, but getting to keep their customization. I would gladly wait 2 seconds or less on a reimaged system just to be able to use a custom one click menu with custom icons. If it's not too much trouble since it's already there and working in v8.15.
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    Re:HyperSnap 7 menu icon resolution is lower than in HyperSnap 6 2018/01/24 17:30:30 (permalink)
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    You can switch the latest version 8.16 to the classic menu + toolbars mode, by clicking first the "Setup" ribbon tab, then click "Menu" button. Now you can enable the toolbars too under the "View" menu. The slowdowns related to the security patches may increase if the system is more busy with other processes as well.
     
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    Re:HyperSnap 7 menu icon resolution is lower than in HyperSnap 6 2018/01/24 20:39:55 (permalink)
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    Thank you. This indeed works:
    "Setup" ribbon tab > "Menu" button > Yes.

    However, View > Drawing Tools can only be temporarily disabled now.
    Can it be permanently turned off so it doesn't come back when restarting HyperSnap 8.16.02?
     

    And btw it would be great if things could stay as they are, I would look forward to experimenting with slowdowns, although the warning is clear about this for anyone who wants to do it.
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    Re:HyperSnap 7 menu icon resolution is lower than in HyperSnap 6 2018/01/25 07:40:40 (permalink)
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    Currently in ver. 8.16 there is no such option. I'm rather seriously considering removing completely the menu - toolbars interface from HyperSnap and leaving only the ribbon.
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    Re:HyperSnap 7 menu icon resolution is lower than in HyperSnap 6 2018/01/25 12:39:06 (permalink)
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    Okay, may I ask two quick questions: Is there are a reason why Drawing Tools can no longer be disabled, in other words, do you not consider this a bug?

    And 2: If you decide to remove the menu/toolbars interface, would you consider a hidden registry activated enabler for users who wish to continue to use menu/toolbars with no support?
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    Re:HyperSnap 7 menu icon resolution is lower than in HyperSnap 6 2018/01/25 19:46:35 (permalink)
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    You can disable Drawing Tools toolbar (by default in the old menu interface, at left margin, vertical with 3 columns of buttons). After switching to menu mode, fully exit HyperSnap 8 and restart it. All standard toolbars for this mode are shown. Press "View" menu, click "Drawing tools" item there to hide these tools. They remain hidden even if you exit and restart HyperSnap 8, as long as you don't switch back and forth between the ribbon mode and menu mode.
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