[34] Compiler window fails to resize properly

Using Beta 34 here.

This concerns the “Duplicate & Edit Format” window which not only fails to resize but also disappears.
This only happens on my 14inch laptop. When reproduced on a 15.6inch laptop, the window resizes just fine.

How to reproduce:

  1. In the Compiler, I choose “Compile for: Kindle Ebook (.mobi)”.
  2. I go to Formats (left-hand pane) and right-click on Ebook. I choose"Duplicate & Edit Format".
  3. The new window that opens does not fit on a 14inch screen. The bottom options are hidden. When I try to resize the window it completely “hides” under the main Windows toolbar. The only way to exit is to press the Esc key.

Could someone please check this on a screen smaller than 15.6 inches?


Hi konssam,

Sounds like you are experiencing the same issue as the folks in this thread: [url]https://forum.literatureandlatte.com/t/compile-submenu-windows-not-displaying-properly/48417/1], to which the developer has responded that the minimum vertical resolution for Windows Desktop Scriv (beta) is 1080px at 100% scaling.

My laptop has a 14.0" display, with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080, which is the resolution I use. When scaling is set to 125%, the window for “Duplicate & Edit Format”.displays correctly for me. When I change scaling to 150%, then I have the same problem you’re seeing.

What is your display resolution and your current scaling set to?

Try other combinations of resolution and scaling. If you can get the combination close to vertical 1080px it will likely work for Scrivener.

Otherwise, the developer says best workaround at the moment is to reduce the Scrivener menu & windows font size.


JimRac you are right. Changing the scaling to 125% fixes this. Thanks for this. But I don’t know if I want to reduce the scaling just for Scrivener. Scrivener aside, do you find the 125% scaling comfortable to work with (also using 1920x1080 res)? Windows recommend scaling to be at 150% for 14inch.

I’ve been using 1920 x 1080 at 125% since purchasing this particular laptop in September, and it’s been fine. Works for all the apps I use. In the occasional situations when my eyes are tired after hours and hours staring at the screen, I will increase the brightness a bit. Or take a break!

But it’s really down to personal preference, your eyesight, your monitor, what kind of work you’re doing, what kind of apps you’re using, etc. You can always give 125% a try, and change it back if it doesn’t work out.