The size of certain elements of the user interface is indeed quite small. But I try to use the screen real estate economically. So some people have low vision and others have small screens. And I have to decide whom to please.
Would it be possible to allow the palette to scale? On my 13" display its ok; but when I switch to my 27" display it is too small (and I have perfect eyesight). Economy on a small display is good, but less relevant on larger displays.
Whilst on the subject of the palette, in normal use I would rather have it as a drawer, and when switching to (Lion) full screen mode as a docked panel.
Is that it? A larger screen? I’m working on a 27" myself. I thought it was my eyes. I kind of forgot that my eyes are corrected to slightly better than 20/20. I guess it’s my memory that’s weak not my eyes.
Is that it? A larger screen? I’m working on a 27" myself.
It’s high the resolution of the screen making text too small. OS X font sizes are not resolution independent, so your expensive 27" screen is pretty much a liability until Apple follows Microsoft’s lead and brings this 1990s technology to OS X.
I solve this problem by sticking with 1920x1080 screens. They’re cheap, too.
If you are running Snow Leopard (10.6), you can use this trick in Terminal to scale the UI: defaults write com.GeorgSeifert.Glyphs AppleDisplayScaleFactor 1.25
Reset it back to normal with: defaults write com.GeorgSeifert.Glyphs AppleDisplayScaleFactor 1
This trick is no longer available in Lion (10.7) and Mountain Lion (10.8).
I cannot reproduce this. Two questions:
Which version of Glyphs and OS X are you running?
Can you describe the steps that lead to the bug?
Maybe it is me or I did not unterstand “Dimensions” right.
I am running latest OS X 10.8.2 and Glyhps (Trial) which is 1.3.15 (412).
I am working on two fonts (one pixelfont with grid to 50 and one lets say handwritten with grid to 1) on both the same bug/my fault.
If I just understand it right I can enter just every value I want correct? So type “14” whilst woking on letter “a”. It works “14”. Now I click on the tab for letter “b” and (magic) my value (14) disappears …
The values in the Dimension section are specific to the layer. Can you watch the Layers section of the Panel while it happens? There must be a current glyph (glyph name in the info panel) with the same layer/master (e.g. “Regular”) selected.
How do you create that tab?
I have the same set-up as you and it doesn't happen to me. But maybe there is an extra factor in play. I might be able to trace it in a file that was created in your set-up. You could just do Cmd-N, enter the dimension, save it, and send me that file.
Same like mrcHH (#17). The numbers disappear after I click in the main window. But it dosn’t happen in all fonts. In every test file I just started the problem does not occur. I just happens in the one (first) serious Glyphs project I’m working on.
It happens on two different computers (MacOS 10.6.8/10.8.2). Glyphs version 1.3.15 (413), App Store version.