I've just purchased a new brand laptop with 17 inch size of the screen. I've installed Texmaker and it is messy. The icons are very small and the GUI is not zoomed out automatically to fit the contents of the window. These are pictures

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I've already set the size of the icons to medium and the size of apps to 250 (i.e. the recommended size) for the display. I'm using Windows 10. Some fonts are blurry and a lot of people are complaining about this problem with no solution from Microsoft. Any suggestions?

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    Sometimes the simplest solution for problems with Windos seems to be to simply stop using Microsoft and use a decent operating system. – Johannes_B Oct 7 '16 at 15:29
  • @Johannes_B, Visual studio is looking decent to me. I don't know why texmaker is looking terrible. – CroCo Oct 7 '16 at 15:31
  • maybe try texstudio. It is very similar to texmaker, but lets you scale the icons tex.stackexchange.com/questions/311997/… – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz Oct 7 '16 at 16:18
  • Same mess with AlgoBox. – pzorba75 Oct 7 '16 at 17:24
  • @Johannes_B, for the record, a similar problem is happening to me now that I've just installed Linux Mint 19 (till last week I was using Windows 10). It is not the same problem, in fact it is reversed: everything is HUGE on my HD display, so that barely half of the dialog windows is visible on the screen. – Maurizio Tomasi Sep 25 '18 at 8:24

As far as I know, the problem of icons in high-resolution screens has been submitted to the author of TeXmaker, and should be solved in next release.


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Just expand the window (Drag and drop bottom right corner) for the "Configure Textmaker" GUI box. The small icons are annoying but you can work around this.

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