John Flyer wrote:The hidden Win7 (x64) taskbar works flawlessly on my computer.
John Flyer wrote:But I must ask, why do you have to run SP this way? Isn't 98% of full size sufficient? (But Win standard is Win standard anyway!)
John Flyer wrote: Strange, I do not have “the half height title bar issue”. Could it be due to the graphical driver?
1. Control Panel->Appearance and Personalization->Display->Screen Resolution:
2. Control Panel->Appearance and Personalization->Display->Set custom text size (DPI)
Scale to this percentage of normal size: 125%
[Checked] Use Window XP style DPI scalling
3. Control Panel->Appearance and Personalization->Personalization->Window Color and Appearance-> Advanced appearance settings
Active Title Bar Size=28, Font=Segoe, font szie=11
Inactive Title Bar Size=28, Font=Segoe, font szie=11
Caption button Size=28
Border Padding Size=5
No problem at all...hiclass wrote:Imagine I accidently close my browser, man... I have to start all over again, opening those sites of interest, login and so on...
Do you NEED these customizations? Do you really need 125% scale?hiclass wrote:If customize/personalize your window display as below:
Evzen wrote:No problem at all...
Browser restores your previous session, i.e. all windows and tabs, and Sticky takes care of the re-logins. Piece of cake...
Evzen wrote:Do you NEED these customizations? Do you really need 125% scale?
Evzen wrote:Because THAT'S what causes your troubles - it actually makes other programs' icons bigger (so Sticky icons look smaller).
Evzen wrote:Just out of interest - do you NEED to have the GUI open? What for? Why don't you simply use the browser Caption Button?
John Flyer wrote:But why do you position the Sticky window in the upper right corner?
John Flyer wrote:Drag the window's size to the minimum and position the window in lower left corner.
John Flyer wrote:position the window in lower left corner.
Then you should not hit the wrong closing box.
John Flyer wrote:When I acquired a new screen, Windows recommended to use the resolution 1920x1080, but then the text was almost impossible to read. I tried the 125% DPI setting, but I have bad experiences with this scale. Several programs (not Sticky) got “crazy”, as far as I can recall even Windows had some text problems (menus) depending of the font. In my case a screen resolution of 1280x768 is the most suitable to me (100% DPI); 1280x1024 looks weird on my screen.
That's just first impression... people who worked with low resolution displays so far and never experienced high resolution have this feeling when they see a proper display.John Flyer wrote:When I acquired a new screen, Windows recommended to use the resolution 1920x1080, but then the text was almost impossible to read.
Oh. Okay. I don't see that as sooooo big problem, especially in 'disaster recovery' cases.hiclass wrote:1. There isn't any browser which can restore at which position on a page i was previously at. After all restoring previous session isn't fun at all if I frequently need to do that.
hiclass wrote:If you read my first post, you should understand, I was in the mid of copying and pasting data into my Sticky Password database. I think this process happen to all new users of Sticky Password, unless they don't really plan to use the software seriously.
That's completely incorrect. In fact, this behavior is again specific to your conditions/setup.hiclass wrote:1. Sticky Password main interface has only 2 sizes. You either have it run in a) full screen mode (100% of the screen) or b) non-full screen mode at a fix size (full width but as you say 98% height). You CAN NOT drag to resize it to any other size than the two.
Sorry man, but using such small resolution on such a huge display is VERY unusual.hiclass wrote:I sit in front of my PC more than 10 hours a day. I want to ease my eyes.
I am using a full HD Samsung LED 32" TV as my monitor. everything looks great, big (easy for my eyes), high enough resolution and sharp.
hiclass wrote:It is the default position when one bring Sticky Password up from the system tray. Of course, I can move it after the main interface is up, but if I ever close it back to the system tray and bring it up again, it will automatically go to that position. Try it and you will understand what I mean.
hiclass wrote:Sticky Password main interface has only 2 sizes. You either have it run in a) full screen mode (100% of the screen) or b) non-full screen mode at a fix size (full width but as you say 98% height). You CAN NOT drag to resize it to any other size than the two.
hiclass wrote:I won't want it to hide at lower left corner.
Evzen wrote:That's just first impression... people who worked with low resolution displays so far and never experienced high resolution have this feeling when they see a proper display.
If you don't "give up", you get used to the resultion very quickly and will never go back.
As I already said, it's all about the - rather crazy - hiclass' display settings. Just set up your display accordingly (see the previous posts) and you'll get the same result as hiclass.John Flyer wrote:Really? On my computer: If I move the SP to the left side of the screen, the window will stay there. After reopening from the system tray, after rebooting the next day. My SP obeys my orders and stays where I decide.
As I said, it's just about not freaking out immediately after seeing it.John Flyer wrote:Sorry, but my eyes must have joined another academy!
Evzen wrote:don't see that as sooooo big problem, especially in 'disaster recovery' cases.
Evzen wrote:Normally users are expected to easily and automatically IMPORT their data (e.g. from browsers).
Copying and pasting is NOT what users normally do.
Evzen wrote:May I know why didn't you use the import feature? Where did you have your passwords stored that you couldn't use import?
Evzen wrote:That's completely incorrect. In fact, this behavior is again specific to your conditions/setup.
Just switch your screen for a moment to native 1920x1080 resolution and default 100% scaling and you will see that Sticky Password window is nicely and freely resizable - when there is enough space on the screen...
And that's the point... in your setup there is not enough space to display the window even at it's default size, so it has to be downsized to fit on the screen - that's why it displays "98% fullscreen" by default for you.
And another applications with bigger default window sizes behave exactly the same.
Evzen wrote:The default size of the GUI window is 815x562 pixels on standard screen setup and it displays fine even on 800x600 resolution as recommended by Microsoft.
Evzen wrote:Sorry man, but using such small resolution on such a huge display is VERY unusual.
People simply don't normally do such things.
Evzen wrote:See for example these stats: http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_resolution_higher.asp - you are definitely not mainstream.
Oh, there is nothing like "Evzen's preferred resolution".John Flyer wrote:I attach two minimized screenshots (with Evzen's preferred resolution 1920x1080).
John Flyer wrote:Evzen wrote:That's just first impression... people who worked with low resolution displays so far and never experienced high resolution have this feeling when they see a proper display.
If you don't "give up", you get used to the resultion very quickly and will never go back.
Sorry, but my eyes must have joined another academy!
This particular part was about restoring an accidentally closed browser session, hence the term 'disaster recovery'...hiclass wrote:This discussion has nothing to do with 'disaster recovery'. You are not replying wrt. to what I have mentioned in my initial post. Please don't bring the subject being discussed into no direction.
Look, I don't want to argue. I'm just saying what's normal procedure and what is the expected process.hiclass wrote:Evzen wrote:Normally users are expected to easily and automatically IMPORT their data (e.g. from browsers).
Copying and pasting is NOT what users normally do.
How do you know? Put up a poll thread and proves that to me.
Import from Opera works like a charm, I believe other Opera users can confirm that.hiclass wrote:I store most of my forum and web login passwords in Opera's Password Manager and Sticky Password is unable to import them. Btw, Opera is my default browser.
No. A "native resolution" is defined by your display, not your graphic adapter. The word "native" means here that 1 physical pixel of your display displays exactly 1 'graphical pixel' of your screen. It's also called "1:1 pixel mapping". There is enough info about it on the Internet, just google for it.hiclass wrote:2. 1920x1080 is not native resolution. It mostly being recommended base on the capability of your graphic adapter.
No. What you see is a result of incorrect setup of your TV... Your screenshot is actually perfectly sharp. Just look at your post on a different computer (or at least on a different display) and you will see it.hiclass wrote:A recommended resolution might not the best resolution because your monitor might not be able to cope well with that. In my case, I am using a Samsung Full HD LED TV, 1920x1080 is the highest possible resolution it can go. Do you know what happen when I temporarily switch to 100% scaling and most importantly when I switch to your belove, so called native resolution? See the image below and beware of these facts:
1. The text display is blur and to anyone who wonder why a recommended resolution can cause such effect, let me tell you why, because your monitor don't like to display texts at that resolution.
Yep, that's the overscan - about 3-5% of the picture is off-the-screen.hiclass wrote:2. Everything is chop off at all the 4 edges of the screen. See half of the start button? Do you find notepad's standard 3 buttons on the top right?
Of course i did that and I know that it DOES display weird. I'm not questioning that at all.hiclass wrote:Why don't you do the same as I did. Switch to 125% and 1280x1024 resolution, launch the main interface of Sticky Password and judge on yourself
Heh, 14-16 hours is nothing unusual for me... mostly on my DELL notebook with 15,6" 1920x1080 . I'm 46, BTW...hiclass wrote:Evzen wrote:Sorry man, but using such small resolution on such a huge display is VERY unusual.
People simply don't normally do such things.
Yes, I agree. People normally won't sit in front of PC and staring at its monitor for more than 10 hours a day, like I do.
Well, the point is that the discussion showed that the discussed problem is actually caused by your particular and very rare setup/environment... and that - as can be seen from the stats - vast majority of other users are not affected by this problem.hiclass wrote:1. This discussion is not about me, a Sticky Password user.
2. It is about the program Sticky Password, particularly its GUI.
Evzen wrote:I'm just saying what's normal procedure and what is the expected process.
Users stores his login/password data in a browser. Then installs Sticky Password. When Sticky Password is run the first time after installation, it automatically brings up the Import wizard, offering you to import existing data - it shows you which browsers have data to import and even let you preview the data and select which items you want to import.
That's the usual and expected process.
Evzen wrote:What Opera version are we talking about?
Evzen wrote:A "native resolution" is defined by your display, not your graphic adapter. The word "native" means here that 1 physical pixel of your display displays exactly 1 'graphical pixel' of your screen. It's also called "1:1 pixel mapping". There is enough info about it on the Internet, just google for it.
The blur you see is a result of "overscan": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overscan.
The point is that TVs are primarily intended to display TV and video signals, not PC signals. Therefore the overscan feature is ON by default for those signals and external inputs which are not explicitely intended for PC signals.
Some TVs have DVI/HDMI inputs specifically labeled "PC" - these don't use overscan, but map the pixels 1:1.
Some TVs can configure the overscan feature separately in their Setup menu.
Some TVs switch from overscan to 1:1 pixel mapping mode only after assigning the input a correct 'name' - that's what my Samsung plasma D6900 does: if I simply plug my computer display to the TV HDMI intput, the picture is also cropped, blurry and ugly... but the moment I assign the "PC" or "PC/DVI" name to the input using the "TOOLS" button on the TV's remote, the picture is crystal clear!
BTW, I hope you use digital (DVI or HDMI) connection between the PC and TV, not the analog VGA cable...
Evzen wrote:Yep, that's the overscan - about 3-5% of the picture is off-the-screen.
Evzen wrote:Of course i did that and I know that it DOES display weird. I'm not questioning that at all.
It does not honor the high-DPI setting, thus it tries to display at 125% of its normal size instead of at 100% of the normal size. That's why it still can't fit on the screen - the 1280x1024 is still "not enough"...
All I'm saying here is that the combination you are using, i.e. low resolution PLUS 125% scaling, is really VERY unusual, thus a minimum users are affected by this problem.
Normally user would use EITHER a low resolution (with 100% scaling) OR a 125% scaling (with higher resolution). On both those cases the effect you are seeing does not happen.
Low resolution with 100% scaling is perfect and there is absolutely no problem - Sticky works just fine with resolution as low as 800x600.
High resolution with 125% scaling looks odd here and there... in general it's not a big issue. But YES, there IS something to improve.
a) it blocks the Taskbar
b) it is unable to show its Window title bar in a correct size wrt to my display setting where else other skin capable programs has no problem to do so.
Evzen wrote:Heh, 14-16 hours is nothing unusual for me... mostly on my DELL notebook with 15,6" 1920x1080 . I'm 46, BTW...
Evzen wrote:Well, the point is that the discussion showed that the discussed problem is actually caused by your particular and very rare setup/environment... and that - as can be seen from the stats - vast majority of other users are not affected by this problem.
Other aspect of the discussion is that you noticed the problem actually while using Sticky in a way that is somehow unexpected or at least not expected to happen on a daily basis (filling database by copying and pasting data from other application)... and if you would use import instead of copying, you would not notice the problem that badly.
hiclass wrote:And there is a "Secure memo" feature in Sticky Password. I have tried it and like it. You can even modify its input template, fonts and so on.
hiclass wrote:copy and paste is inevitable
No, not really...hiclass wrote:2. He/she will probably want to review all his/her existing forum, web and what not... passwords. If an existing password appear red in Sticky Password, he/she will need to generate a strong one, right? agree?
As stated above, the existing passwords actually DO matter a lot, so importing them is still a very usefull action.hiclass wrote:So, definitely, the import of existing passwords does not matter any more, since most of them will need to be changed.
Now that's a different story... Copying and pasting data to Secure Memos makes perfect sense. If you would have stated this important fact right away, we would have saved a lot of time and a lot of typing... (BTW, English is not my mother tongue, so I really wonder if this sentence is grammatically correct )hiclass wrote:3. Ah! And there is a "Secure memo" feature in Sticky Password.
I just tried that 64-bit Opera 12.14 and import works perfectly. I had my passwords protected by Master Password in Opera, so Sticky told me to remove the protection to be able to import the passwords. I did that and then Sticky perfectly loaded all accounts and bookmarks from Opera.hiclass wrote:Copy and paste from the About option of my Opera:
System Windows 7
I'm not arguing with that at all. The point is that if you like things this way, you should have a different setup - a big display with LOW resolution, not with FullHD resolution. Then you would have your big items AND non-blurry display without having to use 125% scaling.hiclass wrote:Seriously, I would like to remind you again, people are different, just like you and me. What I want is BIG and what you enjoy is sharp. I find bigger text easier to read (not crystal clear but small size text), I find bigger Recycle bin on Desktop easier to drop items into than a small one. I like to hit my BIG [Enter] key on my keyboard in order to press a big button on a program, not a small and sharply display button
If you use 1280x1024 on a display with 1920x1080 physical resolution, then what you say is simply physically impossible, sorry... The ONLY way to display clear picture is 1:1 pixel mapping. ANYTHING else MUST be more or less blurred. That's pure physics, not me...hiclass wrote:and most importantly:
I don't see anything blur, not sharp or in wrong proportion with my current 125% scaling and 1280x1024 resolution.
Sorry, it's maybe my English, but I don't know what you mean here... If you want, tell me the exact model of your Samsung TV and we can elaborate in details what exactly happens when you switch the TV to different modes (maybe the TV "smartly" turns overscan ON only when it detects "video" resolution like 1920x1080, 1280x720, 720x480, etc.)hiclass wrote:Yap, it happen when I adjust my display setting according to what you have been advocating. (100% scaling and native resolution) What now? Why me?
I know because I'm in the computers since late 80's, know a lot about how things work technically inside and have a good analytic abilities - I can very quckly find relations between different facts and behavior, causes and effects, etc.hiclass wrote:Here is the point, using my display setup, everything is eventually laid on screen after Sticky Password adjust itself as you have stated before (I doubt how come you know).
Correct, the ROOT CAUSE of the problem is an incorrect behavior of the GUI. No doubt about that.hiclass wrote:So, the problem is not due to insufficient space for all items that the program need to present to its user.
People are different, remember? That's how I WANT it, that's what's perfectly fine for me and that's what doesn't give me any pain at all.hiclass wrote:Why are you still torturing yourself like that... I mean at your age (close to mine)?
No, not really. Have you heard about "typical user scenario"? That's what most software products focus on.hiclass wrote:Assumption after assumption...
Couldn't agree more! And drag-and-drop combined with Alt-Tab is SO fast and efficient!John Flyer wrote:...but – in a copy and paste situation – I mostly use the Alt-Tab keystroke. The preferred method is a personal choice, but I really like to pull the attention to the good old Alt-Tab. Still useful!
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