'Cakewalk generic surface' window not fully shown

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2017/02/15 12:02:34 (permalink)
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'Cakewalk generic surface' window not fully shown

I'm trying to add a controller using 'Cakewalk generic surface', however, only part of the window is visible, as shown in the screenshot below. I tried resizing the window, but this just adds grey area. Any idea what I can do to fix this?
I'm running version 23.1.0 build 32 [2017.01] - x64 (demo version) on Windows 10.
 

 
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    pwalpwal
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    Re: 'Cakewalk generic surface' window not fully shown 2017/02/15 12:06:17 (permalink)
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    are your GPU drivers up to date? otherwise it does look like the panel is not updated (to show more content) when the window is resized

    just a sec

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    Re: 'Cakewalk generic surface' window not fully shown 2017/02/15 12:09:17 (permalink)
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    just checked, cannot reproduce, mine opens showing all
     

    just a sec

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    Re: 'Cakewalk generic surface' window not fully shown 2017/02/15 12:13:52 (permalink)
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    Thank you for your quick response.
    My video drivers are up to date.
    I tried the other types of control surfaces, and their windows are shown in full.
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    Re: 'Cakewalk generic surface' window not fully shown 2017/02/15 12:38:02 (permalink)
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    are you running windows at non-100% desktop resolution?

    just a sec

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    Re: 'Cakewalk generic surface' window not fully shown 2017/02/15 12:43:53 (permalink)
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    Resolution is set to native (1920x1200) and scaling is set to 100%. I tried changing both with no effect.
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    Re: 'Cakewalk generic surface' window not fully shown 2017/02/15 15:52:49 (permalink)
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    On your screenshot, the font does not looks like "MS Sans Serif" 8 (which should be used in this dialog).
    Have you removed/substituted/manipulated your system fonts?
    Do you have "MS Sans Serif Standard" in your C:\Windows\Fonts ?

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    Re: 'Cakewalk generic surface' window not fully shown 2017/02/16 15:52:20 (permalink)
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    I have not manipulated any fonts, but maybe some program I installed did.
    I do not have "MS Sans Serif Standard", but I do have "Microsoft Sans Serif Regular" and "MS Reference Sans Serif Regular". It seems to display in "System Bold", but I have no idea how I could change this.
     
    On the MS Sans Serif wikipedia page it says: "Today, the font is still available in all editions of ...". But it doesn't mention Windows 10.
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    Re: 'Cakewalk generic surface' window not fully shown 2017/02/16 16:47:20 (permalink)
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    You can try this: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-restore-default-fonts-in-windows-7
     
    Or check manually in the registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes
     
    This font is standard, even if it is not there, it should be substituted with something better then (different size) System font.

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    Re: 'Cakewalk generic surface' window not fully shown 2017/02/16 16:57:32 (permalink)
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    While digging deeper into it I already found that. However, it did not help.
    I found out that HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\GRE_Initialize\SmallFont changed the font of the generic surface screen. I changed FONTS.FON to a different font. Since it only accepts .fon fonts and they need to be really small I used leros.fon (). It's not pretty but it works.

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    Re: 'Cakewalk generic surface' window not fully shown 2017/02/16 17:10:06 (permalink)
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    Good that you could find a solution. But if you are serious about using control surfaces, you probably will switch to my plug-in soon. Am I am not sure that solution will work...

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    Re: 'Cakewalk generic surface' window not fully shown 2017/02/16 17:37:25 (permalink)
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    Thanks for your help.
     
    I just checked out your plug-in, and I'm sold. Amazing work!
    I have the opposite problem with it though, everything is tiny :p. It's not due to the font I changed, since I tried changing it back.
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    Re: 'Cakewalk generic surface' window not fully shown 2017/02/17 02:00:26 (permalink)
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    I explicitly use "MS Sans Serif", 8 and 16, in the interface. May be the best approach is to find it somewhere, for example on another computer. You observations are definitively unusual on Windows 10.

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    Re: 'Cakewalk generic surface' window not fully shown 2017/02/17 08:04:42 (permalink)
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    I got the font from a Windows 7 computer and installed it. It solved the problem with both your plug-in and the cakewalk plug-in.
    Thanks a lot for your help!
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    Re: 'Cakewalk generic surface' window not fully shown 2017/02/17 09:05:22 (permalink)
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    You are welcome. This forum is what works well when something else fails

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    Re: 'Cakewalk generic surface' window not fully shown 2017/02/18 04:16:02 (permalink)
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    It could be a DEMO specific bug. I know it's supposedly the same program as the full deal but I've experienced strange issues exclusive to Trials/Demos before that weren't in the retail version.
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