Stroyline doesn't support Hi-DPI, anyone have a workaround?

Apr 29, 2014

Sadly the folks at Articulate seem to think everyone still l uses 1024 x 768 resolution displays.  Clearly they have not paid attention to the popularity of Retina displays (since they don't support Mac, why would they), and laptops and monitors produced by Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, etc now offer resolutions nearing 4K. 

Microsoft products like Office, Web browsers including Firefox, and other productivity programs have got on board, but graphic dependent programs from Adobe and Articulate, among others, don't seem to care.

I have submitted a feature request for Hi-DPI support, but don't expect much to come of this.  Sooooo......

Does anyone else in my situation have a workaround?  Im running Windows 8.1, and own the Lenovo  Yoga Pro 2.  Of course I can lower my display to non-native 1600 x 900, but that kind of defeats the whole purpose of paying a premium for high resolution. 

Is there software available that automatically switches displays resolution based on what executable file has been prompted?  Any tricks inside of the Storyline code that can be used?  Any one button options that sit on the taskbar where all I would have to do is click, without having to visit display properties? 

Any help is much appreciated.

4 Replies
Steve Flowers

1600 x 900 isn't a terrible resolution to make a piece of software usable without a microscope I run Storyline on my 15" MBP Retina in Fusion / Win 8. I crank my resolution in the VM down to 1440x900. Office and Storyline are all I use in the VM so I don't have to bounce the resolution around in my VM. I'm not disappointed with the resolution for these purposes but would get annoyed pretty quickly if I had to change resolution to work in other programs.

Have you considered a batch command to change resolution from the hip - like when launching SL? Might make it a little more bearable.

Fabien Boythias

Still, it is unacceptable that a $2000 piece of software does not work out of the box with new generation devices.

HiDPi displays are getting mainstream, especially on the powerful workstations that content developers use.

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and honestly, it is unacceptable to change any settings to use Storyline.

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