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Indie Project Planning Ideaboard · By SolarLune

4K support - UI scaling - other suggestions

A topic by lucashogie created Aug 19, 2020 Views: 38 Replies: 1
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I bought Masterplan today. Wonderful software! It works perfectly on my 2560x1440 screen. The problem is that my 3840x2160 4K screen is my main screen, and the UI doesn't scale properly. Take a look:

The bottom text doesn't scale properly, the text in the (admittedly massive) dialog boxes for the to-do's doesn't scale well either:

So having that fixed would be really cool. Just a UI scaling option in the settings would be enough, really, just like Windows. 

A few other suggestions:

- Smaller dialog boxes for tasks

- Change  "checkbox" task name to simply say "to-do", since that fits better and is far less confusing for the UX

- More in-depth customization of the program (shortcuts, UI scaling, colors)

- Actual installer delivered (rn it's just an exe)

- Start where you left off

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need any further clarification.

Hello! Thank you very much for using the program, and thank you very much for the suggestions, as well! I really do appreciate the feedback users give me.

Unfortunately, I can't see the images you posted, and I don't have any 4K or ultra HD monitors to test out with. However, I do like the idea of using MasterPlan on these devices, so I'd like to try to support them. I'll see if I can reproduce it / look more into the scaling for the UI elements.

That said:

  • I am working on improving the workflow for editing Tasks for the next update, which includes a smaller editing box.
  • I could indeed change the name of the checkbox Task; it might be better to be more indicative, though a progression Task can also be a Task on a to-do list, so that name might not work.
  • You can customize the colors already using the theme option in the project settings window, though UI scaling would probably be a good idea to add. Really need to add shortcuts, as well.
  • To be honest, I'm not really sure about including an installer, as it's OS-specific and the concept feels a bit outdated, I think. You can easily just make a shortcut for it and have it work the same, or just install it through itch and launch it from there.
  • You can auto load the last project by enabling the option in the project settings window.

Thank you for the suggestions!