Inquisit Player Sizing Issue


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Hello, 

For a study we are trying to post online, we are having issues with the formatting of a survey screen on different computer types. We can run the study on an Apple Mac and the study is fine, but on an Apple Macbook Air with a 12-inch screen the text and "continue" button get cut off at the bottom, despite being appropriately formatted and sized on the normal Apple Mac. Once re-formatted to fit the Macbook Air, the task does not fit a 12-inch HP Spectre Laptop.

Is there a way we can ensure the formatting is consistent across all computer models? Is there a universal solution so for all our future online studies, we don't have this issue?

As you can see in the second photo, the responses in the <radiobuttons name> are overlapping which I know can be fixed by inserting "~n" before each option, and the screen is SUPER zoomed out. If we add more spacing between options with ~n to solve the display problem on the HP laptop, the text gets cut off on the bottom of the screen on the Macbook Air. In the photos attached you can see a successful formatting for a Macbook Air and the same study and version but on an HP laptop.

It seems weird that Inquisit doesn't automatically adjust to the computer sizing. We are struggle with this all the time, so we must be missing something simple.  Please let us know if there is a way to fix this issue. Please help! Thanks!



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xizhouxie - 3/11/2020
Hello, 

For a study we are trying to post online, we are having issues with the formatting of a survey screen on different computer types. We can run the study on an Apple Mac and the study is fine, but on an Apple Macbook Air with a 12-inch screen the text and "continue" button get cut off at the bottom, despite being appropriately formatted and sized on the normal Apple Mac. Once re-formatted to fit the Macbook Air, the task does not fit a 12-inch HP Spectre Laptop.

Is there a way we can ensure the formatting is consistent across all computer models? Is there a universal solution so for all our future online studies, we don't have this issue?

As you can see in the second photo, the responses in the <radiobuttons name> are overlapping which I know can be fixed by inserting "~n" before each option, and the screen is SUPER zoomed out. If we add more spacing between options with ~n to solve the display problem on the HP laptop, the text gets cut off on the bottom of the screen on the Macbook Air. In the photos attached you can see a successful formatting for a Macbook Air and the same study and version but on an HP laptop.

It seems weird that Inquisit doesn't automatically adjust to the computer sizing. We are struggle with this all the time, so we must be missing something simple.  Please let us know if there is a way to fix this issue. Please help! Thanks!



> Is there a way we can ensure the formatting is consistent across all computer models?

Generally you'll want to specify all positions and sizes, including any font sizes in /fontstyle, etc, in percentages. You'll also want to make use of the <defaults> element's /canvasaspectratio and /canvassize attributes.

I cannot say anything about any specific issues with your scripts because the screenshots did not post properly (try attaching images instead per +Insert -> Add File) and you did not share the actual code either.
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