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is Settings > System > System Fonts functional for custom settings?

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  • is Settings > System > System Fonts functional for custom settings?

    I have attempted over and over, with no visible results, to alter fonts (specifically for the design windows, for example "UX Builder" ). Cannot seem to get any visible changes. Is there more to be done than simple changing/setting the desired settings?

  • #2
    You may need to create your own template.
    The standard set is pretty limiting.
    Look into the options for creating a unique template.
    See our Hybrid Option here;

    There are 3 things you can do in any situation;
    Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.


    • #3
      Thank you, Ted. I experimented a bit and achieved the desired font types/sizes to make it easier on my aging eyes. Trouble is, Alpha's containers (e.g. dialog boxes) don't manage the increased font sizes very well, cutting off text and such.


      • #4
        Jon, I think you may have to work from the other end with this.
        In Win10, the optionto increase the size of the font is easy - but it does it everywhere.
        In an existing Alpha app, the application isn't universal, so the only option really is to change the font size and then develop or massage the fields with errors.
        Which Dialogs do you have problems with?
        See our Hybrid Option here;

        There are 3 things you can do in any situation;
        Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.


        • #5
          Thanks, Ted. The W10 option is not yet available to me due to my own procrastination (but, more importantly, I have a couple of relatively expensive peripherals that don't have W10 drivers available), as I have not yet taken the time to upgrade from W8.1

          My greatest pain is felt on the dialog I spend the most time in/on... the "Design" tab (where you build the component with the various controls). It appears Alpha permits only a max font size of 12... and my eyes would be much happier with a 13 or 14.


          • #6
            I took some time to upgrade my Dev Pc to Win10 as I had done that on a laptop and was unenthusiastic about it. So I have XP, Win7 and Win10 on various laptops and desktops.
            It should be able to run software in Compatability Mode for Win 8.1, and I have an expensive photo negative scanner which originally ran on XP, successfully operating on Win10.

            If you have a spare machine you can try it on, it's worth a punt. If not, I'm stumped as to how you will be able to test the situation.

            What version of Alpha are you using?

            Btw. Win 10 can still be had free I believe.
            See our Hybrid Option here;

            There are 3 things you can do in any situation;
            Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.


            • #7
              Good idea on compatibility mode - I had not thought of that.
              I do have spare machines to experiment with... so I think first load W8.1 and get peripherals working... then upgrade to W10 and see if compatibility mode will allow me to install the W8-based drivers.

              Much appreciated, Ted!