Hello. I have used RM since Family Origin days! I have always loved RM and have been an advocate for it, teaching classes etc. However, I have been unable to use RM8 as the main edit screen display is TOO LARGE to be used – the scroll bars are off the screen. Turns out, RM8 requires the PC display setting to be set to 100%. Microsoft, however, recommends a display setting of 125%. Which is what I use. Which is what all of my OTHER applications require.
I am thus forces to continue to use RM7 (which I still love). But I am concerned that, one day, RM7 will no longer work with whatever new operating system comes from Microsoft.
Please either explain to me how I can use RM8 without ruining all of my other PC applications, or tell me that Bruce will fix this in an upcoming release to RM8.
St. Louis, MO
The scaling setting that RM recommended at 100% is in RM itself, not the windows System Display. In RM see Settings Tab>Display Settings>Font Scaling. A fix was made some time ago, however, it is recommended you not set the font scaling too high. My Windows 11 System Display is set at the recommended 125% and my RM font scaling is set to 110% with no issues. With your Edit Person screen open use the Windows Snap process (Windows Logo + Rt or Lt arrow key). Resize the window to the size you would like or maximize screen to fit your window. Close out RM to refresh. When RM is re-opened, it should remember your setting.
Thank you so much for your reply. I wish I had known that back when I was trying to test the trial versions. But since I couldn’t get to the edit screen I just stopped.
I am a professional genealogist and I use RM7 for all of my client work. And since I know everywhere to click on auto-pilot I will plan to retain RM7 until it stops working. But it’s good to know that Bruce wasn’t smoking his gym socks when he designed that part of RM8. I just wish he had been clearer as to where to set the display setting.
But wait… Why isn’t a display setting of 100% the default in RM8 to begin with? Why should I have to go in and change it?
RM’s default is 100% in the font scaling, I reset my own to 110%.
This should be driven by the size and quality of the monitor/screen. On a very large screen I use 72%