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Hello, I am going to be traveling and I own a 10.1 inch windows 8 tablet with keyboard and screen resolution 1366 x 768.

I downloaded milkytracker and tried scaling the UI to be somewhat usable, but it ended up being either too big or small. By default, the text is so small I have to look really closely to see it.

I tried to do fullscreen but it couldn't recognize my resolution :(

Does anyone know how I should set it up?
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Re: Using on windows tablets? (Microsoft Surface, Asus T100, Etc)
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2015, 03:29:50 »

So far I scaled up the pattern editor, but the size of the toolbar is still tiny  :-X
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Re: Using on windows tablets? (Microsoft Surface, Asus T100, Etc)
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2015, 09:07:51 »

One solution to making it usable on higher DPI displays is to use a resolution about quarter the size of the screen's native one and blowing it up with the x2 selection. Unfortunately halving your vertical resolution of 768 gives 384 which is less than Milky's minimum of 480. Meaning with x2 you will always get a window 960 minimum and it won't fit on the screen.

The other, as you said, is using fullscreen. The unrecognized resolution thing will happen with most arbitrary resolution settings but how about your bog standard 640x480 or 800x600? Will your tablet fullscreen even those? If so, that's a good sign. You could use the Windows Display settings Resolution selector as a list of resolutions worth experimenting with.

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Re: Using on windows tablets? (Microsoft Surface, Asus T100, Etc)
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2015, 17:53:50 »

I tried your second solution with the 800x600, but it still gave me the error. What would happen if I did 1024x768 and then made it fullscreen? Im scared to try it myself.
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Re: Using on windows tablets? (Microsoft Surface, Asus T100, Etc)
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2015, 10:02:28 »

Well, if it did go fullscreen, you would either get a horizontally stretched or a pillarboxed "window" but since the vertical resolution would be the same as your screen's native one, no natural scaling would happen.

The keyboard shortcut for toggling fullscreen is Alt-Enter so in the unlikely situation where the program fullscreened without the error message but you get no picture, you could back out to windowed mode with that combo.
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