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Help Me / Re: Stretch doesn't fit template to screen
« Last post by Corey Cooper on January 02, 2021, 12:26:35 AM »
On the Layout tab, press the Settings button in the Layout Controls section.  Change the Optimal Resolution to your screen dimensions (1920x1080).  This fixed it for me.

Related: press the Preferences button at the bottom of the Layout tab.  In the Layout Scaling section at the bottom of the window that opens, you can override the optimal resolution.  But if the box next to Use optimal resolution setting of the current layout is checked, your setting here won't matter.  That's basically the default: use the optimal resolution that the layout is configured for.  So it's best to do the first step above and set the layout's optimal resolution appropriately.
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Help Me / Re: Stretch doesn't fit template to screen
« Last post by Blind Joe on December 31, 2020, 12:15:08 PM »
Don't forget this part: "Using a layout designed for your display dimensions is usually the best solution"
I know, it's just that in this case it seems like the only solution. It's not a huge deal but it is kind of inconvenient and I can't help thinking it would be very handy to be able to design a layout on pretty much any screen and it be portable to any other screen you connect to TD.

Which layout are you using?
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I think I used the built in 1024x768 default as a starting point on my laptop and then modified it. I say think as I'm not 100% sure but it's the one that loads up with TD, right? So I think it would have been that one. Plus, loading the built in defaul for 1920x1080 gives me the same issue where it doesn't fit the screen so I don't think I'd have used that.

I've attached my layout along with some fonts.
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Help Me / Re: Stretch doesn't fit template to screen
« Last post by Corey Cooper on December 31, 2020, 07:38:17 AM »
Don't forget this part: "Using a layout designed for your display dimensions is usually the best solution"

Which layout are you using?
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Help Me / Re: Stretch doesn't fit template to screen
« Last post by Blind Joe on December 31, 2020, 02:07:53 AM »
Turn on Layout Scaling.  Settings window -> Layout tab -> Preferences -> Enable layout scaling

The built-in layouts are designed with "stretch" enabled, which can account for small differences in screen sizes.  However, when you go from a layout designed for 1024x768 to a display size of 1920x1080, the font sizes become a noticeable factor.  Using a layout designed for your display dimensions is usually the best solution, but enabling scaling is the next best answer.  This scales the entire layout to your display size.

Thanks for the answer, but that actually makes it worse. The layout displays as even bigger on the tournament screen now and even more info is missing, rathe than just a bit at the bottom  :-\
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Help Me / Re: Stretch doesn't fit template to screen
« Last post by Corey Cooper on December 31, 2020, 12:23:34 AM »
Turn on Layout Scaling.  Settings window -> Layout tab -> Preferences -> Enable layout scaling

The built-in layouts are designed with "stretch" enabled, which can account for small differences in screen sizes.  However, when you go from a layout designed for 1024x768 to a display size of 1920x1080, the font sizes become a noticeable factor.  Using a layout designed for your display dimensions is usually the best solution, but enabling scaling is the next best answer.  This scales the entire layout to your display size.
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Help Me / Stretch doesn't fit template to screen
« Last post by Blind Joe on December 30, 2020, 12:52:01 PM »
I'm having some trouble with the stretch function on screen properties. First I designed a layout on a laptop (1366 x 768), then I connected the laptop to the widescreen TV I use in the card room (1920 x 1080) using an HDMI cable and dragged the main screen over to the second display and went into fullscreen. Everything seemed a little bit off - I had expected things to just scale and, well, stretch to fill the screen, and while the cells themselves did, all the font properties I'd used needed to be increased to look more like the original display. Now I've disconnected the laptop from the TV the main screen is too big for the screen (the bottom is cut off). I had a similar issue with the fonts when switching between a 4k widescreen and 1920 widescreen.

Is there anything I can do about this? I suppose it's not a major issue, but it means every time I want to do anything with a layout I have to connect it to the specific TV I'll be using, otherwise it won't fit or the fonts will be the incorrect size.
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Suggestions / Re: API
« Last post by Corey Cooper on December 30, 2020, 09:26:10 AM »
Haven't started working on this specifically, but have started working on the next version.  It has been slow going unfortunately, but it's moving along.
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Suggestions / Re: API
« Last post by harpiks on December 30, 2020, 03:06:14 AM »
I have no idea why I never received your answer. Sorry I haven't seen it until now.

The points on your list are exactly what I would love to have in either an app or at least in a api, so we could make our own app.

I can see your update is from back in May. Did you already start working on this?

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Help Me / Re: Rounding Prizes without any leftovers?
« Last post by Blind Joe on December 28, 2020, 03:04:48 PM »
There is no way to round prize amounts and have them add up properly to the prize pool for every prize pool and every prize configuration.  It's just math, and it doesn't work that way for every possible scenario.  Some prize pools and prize configurations will allow the rounding you choose to work perfectly. Other configurations won't work.  To get those to work, you must either NOT round the amounts, or round some amounts up and some down (which still won't always work), or round them down and distribute the remainder.

The TD allows you to choose how you want to round prizes (up, down, nearest) and what to do with whatever remains.  I suspect Poker Timer simply removes this choice.  Which, by the way, may be considered better design for many, as too many options can be off-putting to some.  But others like the ability to specify things exactly the way they want, and that's who the TD has historically catered more towards.

Another option the TD could consider would be to allow the TD to decide how to distribute the leftover amount.  Might be a way to be a little smarter about it, distributing the leftover intelligently, like starting with 1st place but keeping the prize amount rounded after adding [however much] leftover to it, then adding what's left of that to 2nd place while keeping the prize amount rounded, etc, until it is all distributed.

Personally, I like rounding down and just adding any leftover to 1st place.

I think that would be a great option personally, since the workaround is just that with an extra step. It might not be exactly mathematically correct, but neither is any rounding at all.

It seems the only way to absolutely avoid leftovers is to not round at all, and while paying in fractions and even pennies might be fine for casinos or online tournaments, I imagine most home game hosts round to something like 5 or 10, depending on the stakes, so I would definitely be in favour of this being taken care of automatically without having to manually alter winnings after the fact so that the total prizes = total pot.
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Help Me / Re: Rounding Prizes without any leftovers?
« Last post by Corey Cooper on December 28, 2020, 01:56:41 PM »
There is no way to round prize amounts and have them add up properly to the prize pool for every prize pool and every prize configuration.  It's just math, and it doesn't work that way for every possible scenario.  Some prize pools and prize configurations will allow the rounding you choose to work perfectly. Other configurations won't work.  To get those to work, you must either NOT round the amounts, or round some amounts up and some down (which still won't always work), or round them down and distribute the remainder.

The TD allows you to choose how you want to round prizes (up, down, nearest) and what to do with whatever remains.  I suspect Poker Timer simply removes this choice.  Which, by the way, may be considered better design for many, as too many options can be off-putting to some.  But others like the ability to specify things exactly the way they want, and that's who the TD has historically catered more towards.

Another option the TD could consider would be to allow the TD to decide how to distribute the leftover amount.  Might be a way to be a little smarter about it, distributing the leftover intelligently, like starting with 1st place but keeping the prize amount rounded after adding [however much] leftover to it, then adding what's left of that to 2nd place while keeping the prize amount rounded, etc, until it is all distributed.

Personally, I like rounding down and just adding any leftover to 1st place.
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