I’ve tried using several wallpapers as a background image for the composer mode, but I can’t manage to find the right resolution so that the image is displayed entirely.
The picture repeats itself several times or is inappropriately cropped in a big zoom level.
I’ve tried many different sizes, even 5k images, but didn’t find the right setting…
That’s going to depend on the resolution of your monitor.
Personally I use the same image as I have on my desktop. I made a custom background with GIMP that is 2560x1440 which is the resolution of both of my monitors. This has the effect in composition mode of removing all of the distracting files and widgets but keeping the theme I like to see while I work.
You should be able to get your monitor resolution information from the control/preferences on either Windows or MacOS.
I have a retina 27" iMac and I used to set the same system wallpaper in Scrivener, which is originally set to 5120x2880…
BUT I had forgotten I had set the display monitor in a smaller definition so that texts would appear bigger, and that was what caused my issue.
I changed the resolution of the wallpaper to 1600x900 and it is perfectly displayed in Scrivener, thanks for opening my eyes to that!
It might be worth pointing out that this shouldn’t be necessary - in most apps (e.g. Safari, Mail, Scrivener) you can set the minimum size of font displayed, while in others (TextEdit and other WPs), you can zoom documents, e.g. display them at 125, 150, 200% etc, and apps like FileMaker let you do both. There is rarely a need to reset your display to an artificial lower resolution.
Well, not in my case.
I have sight issues, and even though the text I’m writing in Scrivener / reading in Safari and so on can be set bigger with the zoom (which I actually do), the text of the interface can not, and the settings of the preferences are not wide enough to remedy that.
The only solution I have found is to set a lower resolution of the screen. Trust me, I’ve researched the whole internet for a solution, but Apple didn’t think of that in their Accessibility settings and nobody tried to build an app for that.
That’s actually one of the reason I got a retina screen, so I could change the resolution without the screen becoming all blurry.
BUT, today I did the exact same thing (chose a wallpaper from the Desktop Pictures of the library, copied it, changed its resolution to 1600*900) and this time, it didn’t work AT ALL: dropbox.com/s/0rnwopyewgdz1 … 0.png?dl=0