VirtualBox

Ticket #16678 (new defect)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 15 months ago

Huge font size in VirtualBox GUI

Reported by: daiplusplus Owned by:
Component: GUI Version: VirtualBox 5.1.20
Keywords: font type text size large huge Cc:
Guest type: all Host type: Windows

Description

Host: Windows 10 x64 Build 1607 ("Anniversary Update").

I installed VirtualBox without incident a few weeks ago and it worked fine (with multiple host system reboots, etc). I started VirtualBox today (5.1.18 from 2017-03-15 - so this was not after an upgrade) and the text in the UI is huge - though the application is still very readable.

I did an upgrade to 5.1.20 just now, and the issue persists.

Attached are some screenshots.

I do run a particular guest VM at 1024x768 with the window "Scale factor" set to 125% or 150% - and I note that a very similar issue described in #14151 seems related to the scale-factor setting: https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/14151 - though I think he's talking about guest font size, not host font size.

I did

Attachments

virtualbox1.png Download (52.9 KB) - added by daiplusplus 5 years ago.
virtualbox1-expanded.png Download (125.4 KB) - added by daiplusplus 5 years ago.
virtualbox2-settings.png Download (50.3 KB) - added by daiplusplus 5 years ago.
virtualbox3-interfaceLanguar.png Download (25.2 KB) - added by daiplusplus 5 years ago.
virtualbox4-guest.png Download (36.1 KB) - added by daiplusplus 5 years ago.

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by daiplusplus

Changed 5 years ago by daiplusplus

Changed 5 years ago by daiplusplus

Changed 5 years ago by daiplusplus

Changed 5 years ago by daiplusplus

comment:1 follow-up: ↓ 2 Changed 4 years ago by JessePep

I'm fequently having this same issue. Did you solve it? Is anyone else getting this issue?

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 3 years ago by SpideySpirit

Yes I'm just now experiencing the same issue. Jesse did you resolve this? Replying to JessePep:

I'm fequently having this same issue. Did you solve it? Is anyone else getting this issue?

comment:3 follow-up: ↓ 4 Changed 15 months ago by r-uu

yes, i have the same issue. windows 10 pro build 18363, virtual box 6.1.18 r142142 qt5.6.2, scaling 125%

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 3 Changed 15 months ago by janitor

Replying to r-uu:

yes, i have the same issue. windows 10 pro build 18363, virtual box 6.1.18 r142142 qt5.6.2, scaling 125%

Do you also see huge fonts with 6.1? Can you provide screenshots?

The 5.x issue was that the Qt shipped with virtual box had widget scaling disabled, but the system still scaled the fonts, hence the fonts were disproportionately large. (Note that VirtualBox 5.x is no longer supported).

6.x still ships with relatively old Qt (5.6) that still has scaling issues. See e.g. #19663. Are you sure you are not seeing that kind of problems?

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