So very recently I received the new Razer Blade laptop as a Christmas gift, and yes I am one lucky son of a gun who has an AWESOME wife for getting me this amazing present. One thing about this 14″ laptop is that it has a 3800×1800 display which is super fine resolution for a 14″ screen, the one thing I didn’t anticipate was that some software actually won’t adjust or look proper on the 3800×1800 resolution screen being so small as to have the GUI be non-functional or menu items being so crushed they overlap each other. One such application that has trouble with high resolution displays is Postbox which I use for my mail client.
However, there is a work around that isn’t perfect but at least makes it passable. To work around the issue you need to modify your Postbox config editor a bit.
- Go into your Tools > Options > Click on Advanced Button
- Then click on Config Editor and accept the warning, don’t worry if you break anything you can always re-install Postbox.
- Search for devpixel and you will find the layout.css.devPixelsPerPx parameter which has a default of 1.0
You can adjust this up as needed until you get a value that works, start with doing 1.2 and then to 1.5 which is the highest that Postbox recommends you go to. On the 3800×1800 resolution monitor 1.5 worked fine, I did not need to try going higher though since Postbox mentions you could have UI issues with going above 1.5 I would say stay at this number or lower and see if it works for you.
With 4K displays becoming more commonplace I think Postbox needs to put an update in to accommodate high resolution displays sooner rather than later, but for now this is a passable workaround. If your curious, the new Razer Blade is fantastic and an incredible gaming laptop!