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DarkRadience

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[Solved] Avast 7 - UI Font Size, over all UI size.
« on: February 25, 2012, 01:26:14 AM »
Hello and greeting.
List of any needed spec I see relevant to my problem, please ask for more if needed.

Avast Free - 7.0.1407
Windows XP Home
Screen Resolution, 1920 by 1080
Normal size 96 DPI

I have noticed that with my resolution the Avast UI is nearly unreadable, the font size if for the most part much to small.

I have also already adjusted my Clear Type settings, as well as tried a higher DPI setting and a few other font and UI size tweaks.

I am searching for a way to change the over all UI font size within Avast, or the over all Avast UI size, as either would fix my issue.

My level of technical skill is within the area of expert, or fairly advanced.  Only stating this to inform any responders that I am not a novice, and will be able to follow any and most all instruction presented.





« Last Edit: February 25, 2012, 08:31:51 AM by DarkRadience »

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Re: Avast 7 - UI Font Size, over all UI size.
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2012, 02:06:32 AM »
Hate to bump my own post  :'( any and all information would be greatly appreciated. 
I will most likely be placing a call to the Avast support line in hopes that they might have a solution for myself.

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Re: Avast 7 - UI Font Size, over all UI size.
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012, 02:11:59 AM »
I cant think of anything off hand....Avast! itself has always been very configurable, but the UI has been the stark exception to that.

DarkRadience

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Re: Avast 7 - UI Font Size, over all UI size.
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2012, 02:13:54 AM »
Thank you for looking any hows  ;)

DarkRadience

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Re: Avast 7 - UI Font Size, over all UI size.
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2012, 03:33:27 AM »
Bumping once more as to see if any one else has any info :) I will give support a call now just to see.

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Re: Avast 7 - UI Font Size, over all UI size.
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2012, 04:46:05 AM »
Will you please attach a screenshot of the GUI please? I'm just curious to see what your GUI looks like.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2012, 05:04:27 AM by Charyb »

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Re: Avast 7 - UI Font Size, over all UI size.
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2012, 05:04:58 AM »
Took a screen of the main window, should work :)



http://i44.tinypic.com/f0qhyx.jpg

Mind I have a custom widows theme but that should not have any effect here, also I have blurred the quick launch icons for the fun of it but computer savvy users could guess them I am sure :P

EDIT: Though it looks alright, the size it still far to small for comfortable reading in my opinion.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2012, 05:08:18 AM by DarkRadience »

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Re: Avast 7 - UI Font Size, over all UI size.
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2012, 05:11:26 AM »
Are you sure your DPI is set correctly as iv got 1920 by 1080 res at 96DPI standard and my text on the UI is much bigger than yours

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Re: Avast 7 - UI Font Size, over all UI size.
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2012, 05:11:52 AM »
Is 1920 by 1080 your default resolution? To me, this would make everything hard to read. Not just avast.  If it were me, I'd be decreasing my resolution. Or increasing dpi. You sure that custom windows theme isn't causing this?
« Last Edit: February 25, 2012, 05:18:59 AM by Charyb »

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Re: Avast 7 - UI Font Size, over all UI size.
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2012, 05:20:38 AM »
Yes that is my default resolution, with adjusted clear type all other screen text is just fine at this resolution, only the Avast GUI which doesn't seem to utilize the clear type is the issue.

Also toggled the theme on and off before, but I am fairly sure the theme has no effect here :(

EDIT: It would seem your image dose look much clearer and far more readable on my screen when compared to my Avast UI, will look further in to this, any other setting my might have tuned or tweaked that might also be effecting this?  Just investigating every thing :)
« Last Edit: February 25, 2012, 05:29:34 AM by DarkRadience »

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Re: Avast 7 - UI Font Size, over all UI size.
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2012, 05:33:52 AM »
Also wanted to add a thank you to every one for helping and I will ensure to post if and when I do resolve :)

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Re: Avast 7 - UI Font Size, over all UI size.
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2012, 05:39:38 AM »

EDIT: It would seem your image dose look much clearer and far more readable on my screen when compared to my Avast UI, will look further in to this, any other setting my might have tuned or tweaked that might also be effecting this?  Just investigating every thing :)
No tweaks, there all default and the pic i posted is the actual size on my 17inch laptop

I can remember reading somewhere before that custom themes mess with the avast UI so try a default theme and see what happens.

« Last Edit: February 25, 2012, 05:43:50 AM by craigb »

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Re: Avast 7 - UI Font Size, over all UI size.
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2012, 06:16:34 AM »
Have tried the theme, and has no effect here, still have a smaller UI, will be looking through all my setting, giving them all a once on and off to check.

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Re: Avast 7 - UI Font Size, over all UI size.
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2012, 06:24:04 AM »
I once had windows update install a driver that was incompatible with my video card. Made my screen almost unreadable. Kind of a pain in the rear when a person is not aware of what happened.

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Re: Avast 7 - UI Font Size, over all UI size.
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2012, 06:27:15 AM »
Ahh yea ;) now trying some Catalyst tweaking, as its an ATI card but still not having any luck.