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  1. Snowstorm
  2. STORM-2116

Improved support for Retina Displays

    Details

    • Type: Story
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Released
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
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    • Test Plan:
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      Run standard viewer smoke test on mac with retina display.
      Watch for changes compared to release:

      • Difference in font clarity, size and position
      • UI layout changes
      • Defects on Low graphics setting
      • Defects on Mid graphics setting
      • Defects on High graphics setting
      • Defects on Ultra graphics setting
      • Performance
      • FPS
      • Camera zoom/mouse look
      • Mouse click interactions on objects, menus, floaters and MoaP
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      Run standard viewer smoke test on mac with retina display. Watch for changes compared to release: Difference in font clarity, size and position UI layout changes Defects on Low graphics setting Defects on Mid graphics setting Defects on High graphics setting Defects on Ultra graphics setting Performance FPS Camera zoom/mouse look Mouse click interactions on objects, menus, floaters and MoaP

      Description

      I'm creating a new issue for this, because I don't have the ability to comment on the other Retina Display related issues.

      As you might be aware by now, The SL Viewer has a blurry UI on higher resolution displays, such as the MacBook Pro Retina, and the iMac 5K Retina display...

      I've found a Third Party Viewer that looks great on Retina Display, with crisp, clear fonts and UI elements (well, most of them anyway... It still needs some work). I'm hoping that LL could look into the Alchemy TPV code, or work with its developers, to bring Retina Support to the Default SL viewer.

      See attached screen-shots for UI comparison: Default shows blurry fonts and UI elements, whereas Alchemy is crisp and clear on Retina Display.

      Resources:

      Viewer Download: https://www.alchemyviewer.org
      BitBucket Repository: https://bitbucket.org/alchemyviewer/

        Attachments

        1. Alchemy Prefs.png
          Alchemy Prefs.png
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        2. Alchemy Start.png
          Alchemy Start.png
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        3. Default Prefs.png
          Default Prefs.png
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        4. Default Start.png
          Default Start.png
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        5. Screen Shot 2016-02-12 at 11.47.55 .png
          Screen Shot 2016-02-12 at 11.47.55 .png
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            • Assignee:
              Unassigned
              Reporter:
              cinder.roxley Cinder Roxley
              Contributor:
              Cinder Roxley
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