Configure Global Display Settings
Use the Display page in the CSM Administrator System Settings window to configure the following Global Display settings:
- DPI/scaling settings
- Multiple monitor settings
- An OOTB Theme
Good to know:
- Global Display settings are initially configured in CSM Administrator System settings (Settings>Edit System Settings>Display).
- If a User has security rights (Application security rights), he can override Global Display settings and configure his own User Display settings in the Desktop Client (Tools>Options>Display).
- A system administrator can clear User-defined Display settings, resetting the defaults to the global-defined settings (File>Clear Settings in a User Profile).
- No Role Display settings are available.
To configure Global Display settings:
- In the CSM Administrator main window, click the Settings category, and then click the Edit System Settings task.
- Click the Display page.
- Configure Scaling settings: These settings ensure that Business Object Forms are automatically scaled on systems running at DPI (dots per inch) settings above the normal 96 DPI (100% scale level) (large font option in Windows).
Note: CSM supports Windows DPI settings up to 120 (125% scale level). To support correct scaling in CSM, your Windows screen resolution should be set to a minimum of 1024 x 768 (minimum effective resolution) for DPI levels up to 120 on HDMI monitors. This ensures that text and other items in CSM windows are scaled appropriately at higher DPI levels, although some windows themselves may be too large for your computer screen. If you select a Windows DPI level above 120 (ex: 144, or 150% scale level), windows and other items in CSM may not fit on the screen.
Note: These settings do not control scaling of other visual elements in CSM. These items (controls, windows, etc.) are automatically scaled based on Windows settings.
- Scale Business Object Forms Based on the User's Text Size (DPI) (checked by default): Check this check box to ensure that when Business Object Forms are created, edited, and viewed in CSM, they will be automatically scaled according to the User's Windows DPI settings and DPI property values cached in CSM.
Note: If this box is unchecked, Business Object Forms will appear smaller when run at higher DPI values, although CSM will do its best to make fonts and other items display proportionally to the smaller size.
- When a Creation Size Does Not Exist, Use: Select an option in the drop-downs to determine whether Business Object Forms are scaled from a specific DPI value if there are no cached DPI property values in CSM.
- Select a specific DPI value to scale Business Object Forms from a certain DPI level when a creation size does not exist.
Note: If a Business Object Form contains content that has not been edited since CSM version 4.60 or later, it will not have any cached DPI property values and won't have DPI values to use for automatic scaling. This setting allows the system to assume that the Forms were created at the specified DPI.
Note: The default value is 96 DPI, as this is the most commonly used setting at which content is created.
- Select None if you don't want items to be scaled from a certain DPI level when a creation size does not exist. In this case, CSM will not attempt to scale Forms that have not been edited in version 4.60 or later, and Forms will likely be skewed and hard to read at higher DPI values.
- Configure Multiple Monitor settings:
- Window Restore Option: Check this check box to specify where to open/restore CSM Application windows after they are closed (if there are multiple monitors):
- Original Monitor: Window opens in the same location on the same monitor where it was last closed.
- Application Main Window Monitor: Window opens in the same location on the same monitor as the application Main Window (the upper-left of the main application is the control point if the application straddles multiple monitors).
- Mouse Pointer Monitor: Window opens in the same location on the same monitor as the mouse pointer. This option only differs from the Application Main Window Monitor option when the User uses the keyboard to open windows in CSM, and the mouse pointer is located on a different monitor from the one where the application Main window is located.
Note: This setting applies to all CSM databases (ex: CSM Administrator) on your current computer. Windows that always open fully on the screen are not governed by these changes. If a window is too large to physically fit on the monitor, it will be snapped to the left and/or top edges depending on if it is too big in just one or both dimensions. You might notice this if you consistently drag windows partially off of the screen and expect them to open that way the next time.
- Select an OOTB Theme:
Note: The Theme that you select affects all Users in the database by default. However, Users still have the ability to select a personal Theme in CSM, which only affects their personal interface.
- Click OK.