Weird layout after fresh install

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Weird layout after fresh install

After installing CQRlog on a fresh Ubuntu 18.04 from PPA I got a very weird layout (see picture). Probably a simple preference thingy. Can some one point me in the right direction?
73 Jim

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The screenshot

The screenshot

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73 de PA8E, Jim

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oh1kh
The screenshot

Hi!
What window manager is in use? Can you switch to another window manager for test?

You can also try Petr's new beta 2.3.0-002. Look at https://www.cqrlog.com/node/2170
Or my test version 2.3.0-203 http://www.saunalahti.fi/~sakny/bin/cqrlog2/

to see if those make any difference.

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Saku
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i did have a similar problem

i did have a similar problem some month ago.
at that time it was a mismatch between using QT , GTK and GTK2.
i found a email where i solved the problem by changing an enviroment variable UNSET QT_STYLE_OVERRIDE".

you should search in this direction and have a look in the environment variables GTK*, GTK2* and QT*.

55&73 de DL7OAP, Andreas

PA8E
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Hi Andreas,

Hi Andreas,

thank you for the tip. No luck setting the variable. Still the same... :-(

73 de PA8E, Jim

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PA8E
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Hi Saku,

Hi Saku,

Ehm, the default window manager in Ubuntu Desktop 18.04?

It's a little better, but not yet what it should be.

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73 de PA8E, Jim

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oh1kh
What version of GTK do you

What version of GTK do you have?

Lazarus programs may need (I'm not sure but by fast googling) GTK2. GTK# is not supported fully yet.
My computer (Fedora28) has both gtk2 and gtk3

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Saku
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PA8E
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dpkg -l libgtk* | grep -e '^i

dpkg -l libgtk* | grep -e '^i' | grep -e 'libgtk-*[0-9]'
ii libgtk-3-0:amd64 3.22.30-1ubuntu1 amd64 GTK+ graphical user interface library
ii libgtk-3-bin 3.22.30-1ubuntu1 amd64 programs for the GTK+ graphical user interface library
ii libgtk-3-common 3.22.30-1ubuntu1 all common files for the GTK+ graphical user interface library
ii libgtk2.0-0:amd64 2.24.32-1ubuntu1 amd64 GTK+ graphical user interface library
ii libgtk2.0-bin 2.24.32-1ubuntu1 amd64 programs for the GTK+ graphical user interface library
ii libgtk2.0-common 2.24.32-1ubuntu1 all common files for the GTK+ graphical user interface library
ii libgtk3-perl 0.032-1 all Perl bindings for the GTK+ graphical user interface library
ii libgtk3-simplelist-perl 0.17-1 all Perl simple interface to GTK+ 3's complex MVC list widget

I guess I have both?

73 de PA8E, Jim

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PA8E
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[Solved]

Okay, after tried almost everything I could think of (even downgrading to Ubuntu 16.04, which didn't solve my layout problem) it turns out to be a simple preference. When Ubuntu detects a high resolution (which it choose itself upon installation) it will set display scaling to a higher value then 1.
When scaling is higher then 1 the layout of CQRlog will be weird. Not only CQRlog by the way, more applications suffer from this.

Put scaling back to 1 and everything is back to normal.

73 de PA8E, Jim

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Re: [Solved]

Jim,

I can prepare QT5 version of CQRLOG. Could you try it on your system, please? I don't have any device with so high resolution or where I ahve to change scaling. QT5 version could work better.

73 Petr

kd9nzz
Petr,

Petr,
I may not be Jim but I would be happy to help out with testing a QT5 version since i ran into this issue as well. Just let me know what you need me to do.
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Petr,

Petr,

Sure I can do that! Let me know where I can download the QT5 version of CQRLOG and I'll report back.

73 Jim

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kd9nzz
What if we can't (practically) change the scaling?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on an nVidia Jetson Nano with a small display attached (a 10" 2K display). Setting scaling to 1 makes everything except for CQRlog too small to read comfortably at all. I'm wondering if there's some switch that can be set during build time to tell the application to support high DPI displays and scaling.
Now, unlike some I'm not deep into CQRlog, having only had my call sign for a week or so and having not made any contacts that I need to log, but I'd like to be able to find a way around this scaling issue so that I can use the application. While I know that my specific setup is unusual, but I would imagine that there are a lot of people out there using small high DPI displays for mobile logging (for field days and such).

Thanks for reading!
Marc
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kd9nzz
And just like that I found a workaround!

It's not a perfect solution but https://askubuntu.com/a/960041 shows a way to *not* scale an individual app. In my case I had to leave winswitch out of the apt-get install list because it's not available. I also had to install curl because it wasn't on my system (sudo apt-get install curl). I had to create the directory .local/bin before running the curl command. After installing everything, I needed to add my user to the xpra group (sudo adduser xpra). After testing from a terminal, I created a desktop shortcut to launch it. Interestingly, it won't run if Terminal=false is set, so I had to change that line to Terminal=true. The only weirdness I've seen at a glance is that the mouse pointer goes from normal size to GIANT when it moves over the cqrlog window but that's no biggie.
73!
Marc (kd9nzz)