Is it seriously not possible to resize EZDrummer’s window??!

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  • Jerry_15
    Participant

    That’s the same reason I’m visiting the forum here for my first time. Just got SD2 up and running yesterday. This skin is way to small. About twice the size would be good. Loving the sounds though! But alternate skins would be great in future versions.

    Scott Eshleman
    Participant
    Fleece
    Participant

    Thanks very much, but the thread about the manifest file was unclear as to what exactly needs to be in this manifest file (part of his post reads like gibberish).

    And the other thread about properties didn’t work (the scaling/DPI box was already unchecked).

    Anybody have any other solution? I’m sure I’m not the only one with a 27″ monitor trying to recreate the wheel by making this program readable.

    Fleece
    Participant

    Here is the solution that keeps getting pointed to, but I can’t make any sense of it.

    Does it make any sense to anyone else? What exactly is supposed to be in this text file?


    “Fear not! There is a fairly simple solution.
    The lowly manifest file.
    Below is the text of an example manifest file. In fact, it’s the manifest file for my laptop – fixing EZdrummer 2.
    Grrrrr. That was supposed to be MBP in the title.
    EZdrummer64
    false
    Note the line toward the beginning that says:
    “name=”EZdrummer64.exe””
    That must contain the exact name of the executable file. A few lines below it is another place we need to enter the application name.
    To use this file. Open a new, blank text file. Copy and paste the above into the text file and save it to the directory where the offending application lives.
    In my case, that directory is:
    C:Program FilesToontrackEZdrummer
    The file must be named as follows:
    Exact original executable name + .manifest.
    eg.
    EZdrummer64.exe.manifest
    As mentioned before, it must reside in the same directory as that exe.
    After the file exists and is in the correct location, all you have to do is launch the application normally and windows will take care of the rest.


    Jerry_15
    Participant

    Hmmm. Both links say i don”t have permission to view them.

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    Scott Eshleman
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    @Jerry_15 said:
    Hmmm. Both links say i don”t have permission to view them.

    @gseshleman said:
    perhaps while searching the forum you both missed these posts regarding window size,
    starting with:
    http://www.toontrack.com/forum/ezdrummer-help/hi-res-display-on-your-mpb-in-windows-got-you-squinting-heres-the-fix/

    http://www.toontrack.com/forum/ezdrummer-help/windows-10-window-size-cant-use-software-in-tiny-window/#p158784

    Maybe they’ll be of help.

    I’ll try to quote the meat-and-potatoes of their suggestions.
    As noted above by Fleece, there seems to be confusion regarding the contents of the manifest file referenced in the 1st post.
    Unfortunately, I cannot help y’all beyond providing the posts as I am on a Mac and have no experience with the manifest file.
    I can say that I have 3 monitors, each using a different resolution, and have no issues with any Toontrack products on any of the three.
    and one of them is a 4k Samsung HDTV.

    @geebake said:

    I don’t know if this has been covered elsewhere but I thought it may help a user or two here.

    As we all know, higher and higher resolution displays on our laptops are becoming more and more common. Even full HD now seems quaint. My Dell XPS 15 has a resolution of 3200 x 1800 and that’s not unusual anymore. The result is that some software can open in impossibly small windows – rendering it useless. In my experience all Toontrack software falls into this category.

    Fear not! There is a fairly simple solution.

    The lowly manifest file.

    Below is the text of an example manifest file. In fact, it’s the manifest file for my laptop – fixing EZdrummer 2.


    EZdrummer64

    false

    Note the line toward the beginning that says:

    “name=”EZdrummer64.exe””

    That must contain the exact name of the executable file. A few lines below it is another place we need to enter the application name.

    To use this file. Open a new, blank text file. Copy and paste the above into the text file and save it to the directory where the offending application lives.

    In my case, that directory is:

    C:Program FilesToontrackEZdrummer

    The file must be named as follows:

    Exact original executable name + .manifest.

    eg.

    EZdrummer64.exe.manifest

    As mentioned before, it must reside in the same directory as that exe.

    After the file exists and is in the correct location, all you have to do is launch the application normally and windows will take care of the rest.

    There is ZERO danger in using this. It only gives windows a few instructions that tell it how to render. NO permanent changes are made to anything. If you don’t like the results, simply delete the manifest file and all will return to original state.
    Hope this helps,
    Greg

    and

    @Jacob said:

    – Try rightclick the EZdrummer icon and choose properties, then compatibility tab.
    – Uncheck “Disable display scaling on high DPI settings”.

    Jerry_15
    Participant

    I’m on a mac also.

    John
    Moderator

    Jerry_15: regarding the permission issue; please try logging out and then log in again. Are Cookies Enabled?

    John Rammelt - Toontrack
    Technical Advisor

    Jerry_15
    Participant

    I tried enabling cookies and shutting down Safari, and still can’t access.

    Steve Wallace
    Participant

    I agree. Window is far too small; not for editing play style but for working with the MIDI section it’s terribly small.

    Scott Eshleman
    Participant

    a post on this forum yesterday by ‘kkuehl’ linked to a blogpost detailing the manifest file solution for Windows users;

    http://www.toontrack.com/forum/ezdrummer-help/hi-res-display-on-your-mpb-in-windows-got-you-squinting-heres-the-fix/#p161875

    Paul_91
    Participant

    Frankly, you should be able to resize any type of windows software program in this day and age. This should be standard, period. Come on Toon track. Fix it already. Lame.

    Volker Gruber
    Participant

    I tried any kind of suggested solution with manifest file von windows 10 pro – nothing worked. Very poor user experience in 2018.

    Olof
    Moderator

    @ipenguser said:
    I tried any kind of suggested solution with manifest file von windows 10 pro – nothing worked. Very poor user experience in 2018.  

    Are you talking about the EZdrummer 2.1.6 standalone application? It should automatically follow the Windows scale.

    Olof Hermansson - Toontrack
    Coder

    TELECASTERMAN
    Participant

    Will this go into full screen mode or not?

    I am using the demo and want to purchase EZ Drummer 2 , but not if does not go full screen, small font is unreadable. I will find another product to buy.

    It is unclear from the posts if it will go into full screen mode?

    Please provide a clear solution or menu option for full screen.

     

    Thanks

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