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Running MDT wizard on Surface Pro truncates column details and buttons RRS feed

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  • I'm having an issue on Surface Pro's when running the MDT wizard.  The screen size of the wizard truncates the heading, body, and button areas.  The heading details overlap each other when more than 1 line is required for heading.  The buttons at the bottom aren't shown; therefore, users have to manually resize the window to show the buttons.  After resizing the window, the buttons are truncated so only 2/3 of the button is visible after the window resize.  I could try resizing with different methods but hoping someone has a quick window.resizeTo and windows.moveTo method they've already used and tested using wizard.hta file.  Does anyone have a quick resolution for sizing the wizard pane?  Using MDT 2013 (Litetouch). 
    Thursday, March 20, 2014 5:31 PM

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  • Does this happen during the WinPE phase? Since I've deployed several tablets and never had this problem due to 'perfect' scaling of the screen.

    Perhaps it would help if you'd embed the Surface graphics driver into WinPE.

    And another useful trick is to put the following lines into your customsettings.ini which forces the Surface to start detecting the ideal resolution during Windows setup:

    ; Display Settings
    BitsPerPel=32
    VRefresh=60
    XResolution=1
    YResolution=1

    Good luck!


    If this post is helpful please click "Mark for answer", thanks! Kind regards

    Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:12 PM
  • No, it happens within Windows.  The heading lines are overlapping each other.  I'm still trying to find a solution.  I can drag the window to make it larger but the buttons are still truncating.  :(
    Friday, March 28, 2014 6:04 PM
  • Did this ever get fixed?
    Monday, March 7, 2016 12:42 AM
  • Edit. Here's the fix - taken from this thread: https://www.windows-noob.com/forums/topic/14434-high-dpi-mdt-hta-problems/

    Evidently, WinPE 10 adjusts the DPI based on detection as you have mentioned.  It looks like we were able to fix this by converting "font-size" "pt" values in the "Wizard.css" file to "px" values using a conversion chart such as this:

     

    http://websemantics.co.uk/resources/font_size_conversion_chart/

     

    So, for example:

    ----------------------------------------------

    *

    {

    font-family: Segoe UI, MS Sans Serif, Sans-Serif;

    color: black;

     

    font-size: 10pt;

    font-weight: normal;

    }

    ----------------------------------------------

    Should be updated to:

    ----------------------------------------------

    *

    {

    font-family: Segoe UI, MS Sans Serif, Sans-Serif;

    color: black;

     

    font-size: 13px;

    font-weight: normal;

    }

    ----------------------------------------------

     

    There are only a few "font-size" values to update in the "Wizard.css" file.  Some of the CSS is actually commented out at the top too.  We've tested this using WinPE 10 in Legacy and UEFI and the wizard looks correct in both.

     

    Give it a try...


    • Proposed as answer by Machiarelli Friday, September 16, 2016 5:13 PM
    • Edited by Machiarelli Friday, September 16, 2016 5:14 PM
    Friday, July 22, 2016 3:22 PM