Tiny screen support in HK GCS (down to 800X480)

It seems that some of the other GCS programs out there don't work so well on small display laptops. I went ahead and made mine go as small as 800X480. At that resolution, there are so few pixels to work with

This screenshot is at the minimum 800X480 - additional "Status" tab appears at this resolution which includes all the waypoint, mode, distance, etc data

This image is closer to 1280X800. You'll see how the instruments have moved around a bit.

I can't say for sure that I'll be able to keep 100% functionality of the GCS at this tiny resolution forever... there just isn't enough room on the tabs.

v1.0.3 included this change

EDIT: New addition of "Expand" button to make instruments on the left bigger.

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Comment by Teejay on November 21, 2010 at 10:43pm
@HK - Works perfectly. None of the red "X"s on the screenshot I uploaded earlier. Many thanks HK! Will do more testing later with this build.
Comment by Paul Mather on November 21, 2010 at 11:03pm
That's good news! I just hope the instruments aren't too small to be unreadable.
Comment by Paul Mather on November 22, 2010 at 12:49am
I'm glad it's working! I worked with the ArduPilot Mega guys tonight on the conference call and they were able to help me narrow down the source of the DirectX problems. This link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=04ac064...

Seems to have fixed most of the problems they were having. It's 103MB which is better than the 554MB download for the SDK.

Let me know how things go!!!
Comment by Paul Mather on November 22, 2010 at 12:53am
Are you talking about the model shown in the instrument or on Google Earth? In Google Earth, there is a slider where you can adjust the size of the model. The button says "Chase Cam" and it's under the Google Earth window. right next to the slider.
Comment by Teejay on November 22, 2010 at 12:53am
@HK - Tested the older version (no screen resize) on the same machine. I uninstalled the huge DX SDK too. It shows the red borders and "X". But running the new version. It works great. So it could be something related to screen sizes. The instruments are quite readable, perfect, actually. For me I don't mind the scrolling tabs. The most important is that the instruments and other options are readable. And the whole app window can be maximized. Since it's better to lug around netbooks to the flying field than full laptops. But all-in-all, this new build is perfect for my screen size. Thanks HK! :)
Comment by Paul Mather on November 22, 2010 at 12:54am
I also have another idea for how to make your instruments bigger. That's going to take a little work.
Comment by Teejay on November 22, 2010 at 1:22am
@HK- Thanks for a great GCS! And making it work for us netbook guys. :) As it is now... it's great. Will wait for your next releases...
Comment by SupreCharger on November 22, 2010 at 3:57am
Can you add a battery graph indicator to the GUI?
Comment by Paul Mather on November 22, 2010 at 5:46am
I can.... I'll have to make the max value configurable.
Comment by Chris McNair on November 22, 2010 at 6:42am
Very nice! This is a big problem on two of my smaller laptops. The HP Mini being the worse.


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