Tiny cursors in ID?

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Jul 31, 2022 Jul 31, 2022

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(Win 11) I switched my primary monitor from my central 4K to a side HD screen, and it's caused a number of minor headaches as apps don't know where to open windows and things are scaled oddly.

 

I've fixed most of the issues except that ID — alone — now has teeny-tiny document cursors. The regular arrow, over UI elements, is fine, but text, select, direct select etc. are perhaps one-quarter normal size.

 

I reset preferences. Didn't help. My curses are not tiny at the moment.

 

Any known cause/fix here?

 

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Jul 31, 2022 Jul 31, 2022

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I've been fighting my own UI scaling challenges (new 4k monitor, still using LiveCycle ES4 on Win11) so I'm posting in your thread more to bookmark it for my own future research, and less because I have Actual Solutions for you.

 

But: You do already know about the UI Sizing slider in the User Interface Scaling section of the InDesign Preferences, right?

 

How about the High DPI button in the Compatibility tab of the properties for the shortcut? That's been useful to me in my struggles (although it hasn't fixed everything, it might be handy in your situation with two monitors of differing pixel densities). 

 

 

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Jul 31, 2022 Jul 31, 2022

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This worked for me with LC ES4/AEM 6 on a 27 in uHD monitor:

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Aug 01, 2022 Aug 01, 2022

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Yep, I've been dealing with high-res systems and mismatched setups for a long time, back to when it took special drivers and utilities.

 

This problems seems to come down to many apps etc. having been installed and tweaked with one configuration (the 4K monitor as primary), and switching to the HD monitor creates micro-chaos everywhere. I got almost everything straightened out, but nothing would fix the tiny-cursor issue and I had another app problem as well.

 

So I just reversed it all. 😛

 

(Goal was to get around the stupid, stupid limitations of the taskbar under Win11 and put it anywhere but at the bottom of the primary monitor, where I can't see it when ID etc. is full screen and I further lose it when I switch the main display input. None of the crummy Win options would work right, so I just put it back.)

 

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Jul 31, 2022 Jul 31, 2022

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What is your monitor scale set to?

I usually don't mix scale and the UI interface. Bad juju.

 

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Aug 01, 2022 Aug 01, 2022

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Pretty much have to if you don't have matching monitors.

 

I've probably dragged along with this older HD monitor as long as I should. Need to either replace it or give one of those gorgeous 5K panoramic ones a shot.

 

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Aug 01, 2022 Aug 01, 2022

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Yeah...I finally had to bite the bullet a while back and ordered a matching monitor. I now have two Dell 27" QHD monitors. It was better but the new UI Scaling has made things much better, though there's still room for improvement.

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I only use it for things like (in ID) the palette array. I have a really old, vertical page monitor to the right that nearly always has a browser on it. Only reason to replace it is that it's a bit of a power hog by modern standards.

 

My main reason for not buying a replacement for the HD monitor is that I have a very nice, very expensive graphics monitor sitting on my worktable. It has a cracked solder joint somewhere in the input section and is therefore unreliable; I have not tracked down the fault and refuse to give up. >:{

 

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