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Magnifier and Cursor do not line up

The subject line says it. Quite annoying. Uninstalled and reinstalled, same problem. Closed all programs but it, closed it, reopened, same problem.

 As an example, if I put my cursor in the middle of the 5th chip on the first row, the magnifier shows me the letter P in the word "chips" above that line.

I've been using this software for, like, ever and I'd hate to give it up.

Win7, 64bit
by Paula on Sep 7 2014 10:33pm Reply

Magnifier and Cursor do not line up

Got same problem as Paula, the curser is far away fom magnifier. Do have a 4K Monitor (3840x2160) and 2nd monitor with (2560x1440).
by Roland Solenthaler on Oct 5 2014 3:03pm Reply

Magnifier and Cursor do not line up

Any fix for this issue yet? Really liked this tool but now with my new HD screen this is useless.
by Chandima Jayawickrema on Nov 25 2014 1:04am Reply

Magnifier and Cursor do not line up

The problem with 4K is - on a 3840x2160 resolution Windows has to be completely sized up otherwise the letters and everything else would be much to small.

But this Windows resizing (say 150%) causes all color pickers I know to calculate the wrong mouse position - most left up position is ok but most right down shows exactly the 150% left-above pixel.

Hey ICONICO - be the first to support 4K screens and train ColorPic to get the right mouse position in an up-sized Windows. Rem. in a not too far future nearly everybody will have 4K.. :-)
by Craig on Sep 4 2015 5:43am Reply

Magnifier and Cursor do not line up

This happens normally if Windows is scaled, e.g. on a notebook or 4K monitor (125%, 150%...).
I found this solution now, after do so ColorPick has (original) small letters but will hit now the pixel under the mouse:

To fix this problem, right-click the desktop application’s shortcut and select Properties. If the application is on the taskbar, right-click the taskbar icon, right-click the application’s name, and select Properties.

Click the Compatibility tab and click the “Disable display scaling on high DPI settings” checkbox. After you do, close the application and re-open it.
by Craig on Sep 4 2015 2:03pm Reply

Magnifier and Cursor do not line up

I'm using Windows 10 Pro > Running Display at 1920 x 1080.
Feb 2022.

Fix (for me)...
> Right Click the 'Desktop Icon' (doesn't work for Taskbar)
> 'Properties'
> 'Compatibility'
> 'Change high DPI Setting'
> 'Override High DPI scaling behaviour
> set to 'Application'.
> OK everything until your backout to Desktop.
ColorPic should now be properly aligned no matter where you launch it from; Desktop/Taskbar! ??

by Steven Walters on Feb 9 2022 11:12am Reply

Magnifier and Cursor do not line up


I also have this issue...

I am using 4K monitors and the cursor does not line up to the magnifier and its difficult to get to the colour quickly.

I have been using this for years, older versions were free..

After I upgraded my machine, I had to pay for the software, so paid as I am happy to support the author, however it doesn't work for me now, so a bit disappointed.

Please can you fix this.

The software should support all resolutions and ideally scale, I am happy to set these settings up in a config or via the UI, but its a bit unusable as it is now.

by Mark Redman on Feb 10 2022 10:23am Reply

Magnifier and Cursor do not line up

Using bog standard 1920 x1200 monitors (3x) Extended mode in Windows 10 Pro. Uninstalled and reinstalled many times. Tried using the 4K option or the regular option. Neither works. This was NOT a problem in Windows 7 - for me at least. Never saw the 4K option till Win 10. Also once I do find the area I want the Ctrl-G option does not pick the color. Something is seriously busted.
by Carl K on Mar 3 2022 11:52pm Reply

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