One of my favorite computers for portable operation like Field Day is a tablet I’ve built around a Raspberry Pi and the official 800x480 touchscreen. The page for this touchscreen is:
I’ve built wfview on the Pi. Unfortunately, there is no way to reduce the size of wfview to fit on this display without a lot of scrolling left and right. Is there an easy way to do so? If not it’s not that big a deal for the following reasons:
- My other computer for portable operations is a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e with an 11.6 inch screen that displays wfview very well. I can just use the Thinkpad instead.
- The Raspberry Pi Foundation acknowledge that this display is quite old and they’re working on a replacement which ought to have a higher resolution.
- This is for operating my IC-705 which will be right next to the Pi. I’ll be able to see the waterfall on the radio anyway. But it would be nice to have it on a larger display.
Harry Bloomberg W3YJ
Have you tried toggling “Full Screen Mode”? That may force it to fit as best it can; let us know how that looks.
We’re working on better resize code, the issue is… complex.
No, that didn’t help much. Clicking on the check box just prevented me from moving the waterfall display left or right, it was locked in place. Unclicking the check box put me back into the initial conditions.
Thanks. This is something I can live with and not worth much trouble. I was hoping there was a quick and easy work-around.
I’d like to get it working, long ago wfview worked alright on small touchscreens. I had a much smaller one here that I was playing with. This is why the Frequency and Band buttons are large, they are intended for touch-screen operation.
I may have to buy one of these touch screens :-). Or just run a monitor in lower resolution mode, I suppose.
I’ve been considering some options to “hide” various controls so as to decrease the space needed, and also, so as to allow for more controls for folks that have the resolution.
The monitor is only $70 and a case around $20. Or if you want me to try a “low res” branch I’ll be happy to test.
This makes a great Field Day computer.