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The Meal

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V3: 1024x768 recommended, but netbook limited to 1024x600
« on: November 02, 2011, 05:00:53 PM »
Screen resolution issue.  I use The TD2 on a netbook which has a native resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.  I see V3 has a recommended minimum resolution of 1024 x 768.  If I make the conversion, what is going to frustrate me?

Also, I'm guessing this specific question will be followed by many others of a similar nature.  Teach a guy to fish?  Is there a spot where these sort of things have already been discussed?

Thanks in advanced.  Were I not unemployed, I'd have already forked over the $$ for the new version, but I've got to be a bit frugal at the moment...
[edit to fix resolution widths: originally I had them as 1028 rather than 1024, and want to get 'em right in case folks find this thread via the search function...]
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Stuart Murray

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Re: V3: 1028x768 recommended, but netbook limited to 1028x600
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011, 07:14:42 PM »
shouldn't be an issue, although 1024x768 is recommended, it is not essential to operate, in the same way as previous versions have operated on netbooks.  You can easily resize your screen by right clicking "auto size screen" which should make a 1024x768 layout fit fine.

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Re: V3: 1028x768 recommended, but netbook limited to 1028x600
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2011, 11:33:34 PM »
That has definitely been my finding so far in the little bit of time I've spent playing with it.  (Thanks for being nice about my 1024 pixel vs. 1028 issue!)

There are a few windows that need to get moved to the very top of the screen to get to the [OK] [Cancel] [Apply] options at the bottom, but nothing has been so egregious that you can't continue on with what you're doing.  The menu movement with pop-up right-click options works really well (and is appreciated!).

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Re: V3: 1024x768 recommended, but netbook limited to 1024x600
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2011, 12:05:55 AM »
The 1024x768 "requirement" has always been there, since version 2.0.  The layouts that are included with the software were designed to look good at that resolution, but as Stuart said, the screens can be resized to fit any resolution.

Various dialogs throughout the program are where you could run into trouble.  The vast majority are not that big, but there might be a few that get up there.  I actually have used the 1024x768 size as a guide and try to keep those few big ones within those limits.  Many of the dialogs have been updated to be resizable in version 3, so hopefully this will be even less of an issue for smaller sizes.

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Re: V3: 1024x768 recommended, but netbook limited to 1024x600
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2011, 01:09:58 AM »
Well, your generous trial period should hopefully allow me to see if I'm going to run into issues before committing.  So far I haven't run into any showstoppers.  V2 worked (with the same {annoying} move the windows to access the bottom for certain screens), so I'm optimistic.

Thanks for the great support, and congrats on the recent milestone.