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GUI Panel Problems

Author: OlexSys Ltd/26 September 2013/Categories: Documentation

The GUI panel (the thing on the right of the Olex2 screen) is written in html. This allows for a high degree of flexibility, and will generally work on most operating systems. But there are drawbacks: for very large or very small monitors the default settings might not provide a satisfactory GUI. Also, you will find problems if your computer is set to show fonts larger than normal. Another problem is the availability of fonts on your OS. We try to provide 'skins' to alleviate these problems (and ideally switch them on automatically). But clearly there are problems with this, and we would like to hear about this if you encounter any, so that we can provide a solution for everyone who might otherwise get stuck. Here is a selection of tools that you might find useful if you want to experiment with the settings.

Change the GUI Font Face and Size

SetVar(HtmlFontName,Calibri) -- This will set  the font to the MS font Calibri SetVar(HtmlGuiFontSize,3) -- The font size will be set to '3' (in html units) These changes become visible when you issue the command: html.Load index.htm

Change the GUI Panel Width

skin 500 -- will set the GUI panel to a width of 500 pixels. All other values will be loaded from the skin definition files, so any customisation you have made above will be lost. Once you figured out which width is ideal for you, change the settings of font face and size again. Once set, all settings will be remembered, even after the next startup.
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