[time-nuts] Lady Heather's Fat Client
jmiles at pop.net
Wed Dec 9 22:28:52 UTC 2009
Hi, Mike --
Correct, that's not a bug, and it won't change unless/until the program is
rewritten with a new graphics library.
In fullscreen mode there's no window border, so the 1024x768 display surface
can accommodate the 1024x768 client area. When you hit F11 to go back to
windowed mode on a machine with a 1024x768 desktop, there's no room for the
window border and caption bar that surrounds the client area, so the
graphics system has to downsample the client area to fit.
Back when the graphics library was written, in an era when 33 MHz processors
were still common, it was much faster to downsample by factors of two than
to incrementally shrink the image to fit. So you will always get the tiny,
cramped display window in cases where you request a resolution in window
mode that can't fit on the desktop.
-- john, KE5FX
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Naruta AA8K [mailto:aa8k at comcast.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 11:13 AM
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement; jmiles at pop.net
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Lady Heather's Fat Client
> Wow, nice work John.
> For me, she still has the hiccup when using F11 to restore from
> full screen. See attached screen print.
> My system is:
> Windows XP Professional 32 bit
> Service Pack 3
> AMD 64 3000+
> ATI Radeon 9550
> 1280 x 768 32 bit color
> Mike - AA8K
> John Miles wrote:
> > Looking for a few Lady Heather users to stress-test the new TSIP-to-IP
> > gateway in the upcoming 3.00 release. If you install this beta of the
> > Windows version:
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