Windows 7 ‘Gotcha’ – PowerBuilder Application Control Fonts Too Large

Posted on Thursday, February 21st, 2013 at 7:17 am in

So I finally got my computer upgraded to Windows 7 at work.  I was very happy to have it since XP was really starting to annoy me and I couldn’t really do some of the development tasks I needed to get done.

After a week or so I started looking through the applications I work on and found some issues with some of the fonts; they were too big in Windows 7.  Now, if you went through a Windows upgrade before this may come a no surprise; I remember some issues going from Win95 to Win 2000 to Win XP back in the day.  Here is an example of what I’m talking about.

win7_fonttoobig

 

Now these buttons had MS Sans Serif font sized at 9 point.

So I tasked myself with going through each window/visual object in the application libraries to check for this.  The last thing I want to have  happen is my apps to go to customers looking like crap.

Lo and behold you don’t need to do this.  The answer is a setting in Windows.

Right Click on the desktop:

Rt Click on Desktop

Choose ‘Personalize’

win7_screensettingdisplayChoose ‘Display’

win7_screensettingdefaultMake sure you are using the default setting.

 

Now things are fine:

win7_normalfont

Now this seemed to only be an issue with MS Sans Serif  so I’m not sure if there are other fonts to be concerned with or not.

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