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Director 10.1 IDE problem - Macromedia Director 3D

Well I am finally using director 10.1 only because of the 3d antialiasing feature and I have some major usability issues with the IDE. For one, why is the text size for all of the pallettes so ridiculously small? I mean is that 2 pt text in the object inspector? I find myself wanting to fire up magnify.exe just to be able to debug. Is there a way to globally change the stupid text size in all of the pallettes? Or do I need to go back to 8.5 for an IDE that is functional and encapsulate all scriptExectionStyle>10 blocks ...

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    Default Director 10.1 IDE problem

    Well I am finally using director 10.1 only because of the 3d antialiasing
    feature and I have some major usability issues with the IDE. For one, why is
    the text size for all of the pallettes so ridiculously small? I mean is that 2
    pt text in the object inspector? I find myself wanting to fire up magnify.exe
    just to be able to debug. Is there a way to globally change the stupid text
    size in all of the pallettes?

    Or do I need to go back to 8.5 for an IDE that is functional and encapsulate
    all scriptExectionStyle>10 blocks with an if (the
    environment.productversion>10) check? :disgust;

    _eyesonly Guest

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    Default Re: Director 10.1 IDE problem

    Could you provide a screen shot of the small font. Perhaps a bug or specific issue with your setup.

    Charles Guest

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    Default Re: Director 10.1 IDE problem

    Hi Charles,
    Here are two screenshots to compare what I see in director 8.5,
    http://204.127.198.24/~illo/screenshot_dir8_5.JPG
    http://204.127.198.24/~illo/screenshot_dir10_1.jpg

    I know these are kind of small but at least in the Director 8.5 IDE it looks
    like the smallest font is at least 8 pt, while in 10.1 it looks like around 2pt
    (compare to the text in the message window). Of chief concern is the text in
    the Object Inspector/Watcher which is imperative for debugging. Someone
    suggested making a change to the
    applicationpath\Configuration\Panels\Director8.txt but I don't see anything
    that would control the font size there.

    I am using win XP Pro SP2

    _eyesonly Guest

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    Default Re: Director 10.1 IDE problem

    This is just an out on the limb sort of comment but could it be a setting for
    your Windows environment? I see that you have altered your Windows appearance
    by making your menu names italic for example. Perhaps the property that D10
    uses to display the text has changed since 8.5 and you have it altered in your
    settings.

    Like I said, just a guess and first thought.


    Charles Guest

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    Default Re: Director 10.1 IDE problem

    Charles, I did try and fiddling with the windows environment settings including
    increasing the DPI to 144 pt with no effect. I also went to adobe as I heard
    that there was a 10.1.1 update, unfortunately the
    http://www.adobe.com/support/director/downloads.html on the Adobe site still
    points to
    http://download.macromedia.com/pub/director/updates/mx2004/win/dir_sw_player_upd
    ate_en.zip
    which is a broken link :confused;

    _eyesonly Guest

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