27 November 2016

Docklight, Windows 10 and high-DPI displays

We do like continuity, both in software and hardware. We do not change our development hardware very frequently, but invest in solid hardware that we upgrade over the years. So only very recently we purchased the first notebook that actually has HD resolution and supports 4K screens.

With 125% text size being the default Windows setting on such systems, we noticed the blurry appearance of Docklight, as it happens with other “classic” software, and even some Windows components like MMC.

Since a text-heavy task like analyzing serial communication data should really take advantage of modern fonts and screens, we decided to provide a short-term solution. Both Docklight and Docklight Scripting have been updated and the new versions can be downloaded from our website:


Docklight V2.2.8 and Docklight Scripting V2.2.8 give you the best usability on new Windows 10 PCs with HD or even 4K high resolution displays, where 125% text size is the default display setting.

Blurred V2.1 vs. new DPI-aware Docklight V2.2.8

As for our previous update, we are aware that this is not the only UI improvement that could be implemented. We will keep improving Docklight, with our usual focus on stability and continuity, and we are always interested to hear about any suggestions from your side.


Marco Flachmann and Oliver Heggelbacher
- The Docklight Developers -
www.docklight.de
docklight@fuh-edv.de