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Autocomplete dropdown vertically squashed

jaredt's profile image jaredt posted 4 months ago in General Permalink

My autocomplete dropdown content is squashed together vertically (it seems like it needs more height or line height).

Attached is a screenshot of what it looks like and my preferences.

Is this a preference setting that I can fix? I feel like it might have something to do with retina screens. I have a Microsoft Surface Book 2.

Any suggestions, or any more info I can provide to try and get to the bottom of it?

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ansgar's profile image ansgar posted 4 months ago Permalink

Yes, Retina (or High DPI mode) is it most likely. You are probably running HeidiSQL in high DPI mode, which is not supported. Perhaps you modified the HeidiSQL icon/shortcut with an "Application based" setting ?

jaredt's profile image jaredt posted 4 months ago Permalink

Ah, you are right.

heidisql.exe > right-click > Properties > Compatibility > Change High DPI Settings > Override high DPI scaling behaviour

was set to Application. When I set it to System or System (Enhanced) the squashed text goes away, but then all the text looks blurry. Having now read through some other forum posts am I right in thinking that unfortunately I need to take one or the other? ie. blurry text but everything working correctly, or clear text but issues like the squashed autocomplete dropdown?

ansgar's profile image ansgar posted 4 months ago Permalink

In the current release and builds, setting that overriding leads HeidiSQL to show various ugly bugs, some of them very annoying, like growing window dimensions and column headers.

Leaving it at the default, also the autocomplete window should look normal.

And yes, blurryness is the price for it.

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