Scaling and the Switchboard Client

While it is generally recommended to use the Totalview Switchboard Client at 100% for optimum display results, a scaling factor of 125% is also supported. Other scaling factors are not supported, as the visual results can be unpredictable and impact the usability of the application negatively.

Below we provide examples of different scaling factors, as well as exemplify problematic issues when choosing them.

Please note that all scenarios were tested with a monitor resolution of 1920×1080. For other resolutions, the scaling recommendations below may vary.


100% Scaling (Recommended)

With a scaling factor of 100%, the Totalview Switchboard Client will be optimally displayed, i.e. fonts are rendered smoothly, text and images are not cut off and all elements occupy their alloted spaces:


120% Scaling (Not supported)

Scaling at 120% is not supported, since it may cause unwanted visual problems, as shown in the examples further down.


The image below shows how text in certain places will be cut off and/or moved down:


Notice, how some text is not only cut off, but appears much larger than the regular text:


In general, text will be displayed with varying font sizes:


125% Scaling (Supported)

While the Totalview Switchboard Client works well with a scaling of 125%, it must be noted that text is not rendered optimally and appears blurry:


150% Scaling (Not supported)

Using the Totalview Switchboard Client with 150% scaling is not supported, as it will cause interface elements to disappear, even when resizing content areas:


175% Scaling (Not supported)

Similar to 150% scaling, using the Totalview Switchboard Client with 175% scaling is not supported, as it will cause interface elements to disappear, even when resizing content areas:

Display Scaling

Totalview is being developed to run on a range of different environments, with different displays and resolutions. Naturally, such flexibility comes with its own challenges. This section is intended to address issues that may occur when using Totalview applications at varying scaling factors. The factors exemplified here will be 100, 120, 125, 150 and 175 percent, with a base resolution of 1920×1080, for the following applications: