Why not ask your question on the new OpenStreetMap Community Forum?

I have recently bought a new computer that has a screen resolution of (3200 x 1800) that renders JOSM too small to use. The magnifier application doesn't help nor does changing the screen resolution.

Anybody know a fix for this?


asked 06 Dec '15, 09:30

GavinX's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

closed 06 Dec '15, 12:30

aseerel4c26's gravatar image

aseerel4c26 ♦


Is it just in JOSM? Because it sounds like a similar problem I had with some programs, caused by a silly setting in Windows 8.

(06 Dec '15, 10:06) joost schouppe

No, unfortunately, not just JOSM. Certain dialogue boxes even in MS Office display a reduced image size. Apparently it relates to Font Scaling. There are various settings you can make that might improve it but in JOSM's case nothing helps. From what I have read it is a Java problem. But that does not help.

(06 Dec '15, 11:39) GavinX

@GavinX: from what I've found it is indeed a general Java problem (at least for non JavaFX programs), confirm.

in fact, we had this question before: https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/33450/high-pixel-density-displays-in-josm

(06 Dec '15, 12:29) aseerel4c26 ♦

The question has been closed for the following reason "Duplicate Question" by aseerel4c26 06 Dec '15, 12:30

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:


question asked: 06 Dec '15, 09:30

question was seen: 2,263 times

last updated: 06 Dec '15, 12:30

powered by OSQA