@npudar I think his issue has more to do with Windows scaling.
@dcitron Do you have scaling set to anything other than 100%? I have a 4K monitor, and run Windows at 200% scaling. Some GUIs do not respect the scaling setting, often the one’s that use images, but some just won’t scale. One weird example is Analog Lab 5 which does have a size setting, but it’s Audio/MIDI settings dialog doesn’t scale and is hard to read. Some of those plugins have a scaling/size setting that you have to select. They often have multiple subdirectories, one for each size they offer, with images scaled to the different sizes. In MeldaProduction’s case, they have a setting for HiDPI support. Do you have that ticked? If so, then there’s some weird rendering issue going on with MP’s plugins, which is unlikely to be a GP issue.
Copied for emphasis – the issue is not specific to MeldaProductions and I could’ve screenshotted similar behavior from many other vendors’ plugins
I agree, though, that, in general, on Windows, HiDPI support is still sub-par. I just wanted to know if anyone else had experienced this specific issue. There’s no ability to resize the window, @npudar
I just added an Arturia plugin and had to fight with it to render correctly, too.
After closing and opening the plugin editor window a few times, once GP finally creates the correctly-sized window to wrap the plugin GUI, the resize area is now visible (revealed) and I can resize the plugin within the constraints that it allows:
They’re not clipped by default on purpose – if I close and re-open the editor window a few times, eventually it comes up properly. It’s some sort-of sizing bug. Maybe a timing issue between the VST rendering its interface and GP calculating a window size?
I had it set to “Software Renderer”. When I switch it to OpenGL, I have this problem:
The UI is unusable that way – the mouse target areas are where the interface is supposed to be, so I have to click up in the blank, black area near the top to effectively click on the buttons down below.
Note: I have this option enabled in Windows for GP:
I’ve updated the video drivers multiple times over a few years, and I’ve had this problem the whole time I’ve used GP (for a couple of years now) on pretty-much any plugin, so
I don’t have another graphics chipset available at this time with this CPU/motherboard combination
I’m a bit reluctant to change any global Windows settings, since every other application I use behaves properly and looks good
Again, the Melda plugins are just an example. I have the problem intermittently with many different plugins from many different vendors, at random. Any plugin can look fine/not-fine/fine (or any other permutation of therein) if I close and open its editor 3 times in a row.
Of note: I also use Reason with its new VST and VST3 support and I don’t have any problems in that application. The VST editors always display correctly, and the entire interface is scaled properly on my 4k screens and looks sharp. They spent many development cycles recently fixing up their Hi-DPI support on Windows, with many beta releases and bugfixes, so maybe that’s the difference.
For now, I guess I’ll just live with it. My live rig is a MacBook anyway, but it’s nice to use GP on Windows sometimes…
Once again, I instantiated a Melda plugin and it did NOT have the lower-right resize option. Per your suggestion, I then changed the rendering to Open GL, and was able to resize Melda windows! I’ve never changed that option before, so I assume the Software rendering is the default on install on Windows.
Windows 11 Pro on a Lenovo P17 with a 4K internal display (Intel video). There’s a second video chip (NVIDIA GeForce) for an external display, but I’ve never hooked up an external monitor to it.
EDIT: OK, gotta backtrack on my comment. I went back and changed the setting to “Software Renderer” and was able to resize MP’s plugins by dragging the lower right-hand corner. What fooled me was that the cursor doesn’t change to the two-headed arrow when you hover over that area like most implementations do. You have to left-click with the cursor over the right-hand corner, then you get the two-headed resize cursor. So, both rendering methods support resizing of MP plugins. I switched back to Open GL anyway.
@dcitron I didn’t understand everything (I use an automatic translator) but I didn’t see if you had tried
changing Melda’s size in the settings/style configuration (60% - 300%) and if it makes a difference?