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How to test for Windows text size setting?

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On Win 7, the "default" text size for GUI text can be enlarged to Medium or Large. This wreaks havoc on GUIs that have carefully positioned text — like text overlaid on a graphic. Win 7 warns of this ... so I need my script to check and compensate.

Is there an AutoIt3 feature that can test what the current setting is?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Are these GUIs that you're creating? Are they also affected by this setting?


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Yes.

I'm writing text on top of a graphic using _ImageDrawText(). My call specifies Arial 14, but Windows "upsizes" the text by 125(150)%

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Well, if no one has an easier way, this works:

Local $var = RegRead("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ThemeManager", "LastLoadedDPI")
MsgBox(4096, "Current Registry Setting is: ", $var)

It returns either 96 or 120 or 150, with 150 being "large". Reportedly, "LastLoadedDPI" works on all Windows versions. I tested it on Win 7.

It's apparent from my testing that DPI affects some applications and not others. I need to learn more about that if anyone has a suggestion for a resource of information.

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