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GUI differences among different users

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Art
Art on 7 Dec 2012
I created a gui using GUIDE from MATLAB 2009a and got it looking how I want it. Multiple people have tried to use it as well, all from 2009a (from different computers). of the 10 or so people I have talked with, maybe 5 or 6 have the problem where the gui is showing up differently. This means that buttons and other items on the gui are misplaced or misaligned, although the functionality is still there. What can I do to make the gui appear the same for all users?

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 7 Dec 2012
How are you positioning elements? If you have some elements positioned in absolute locations, but other elements positioned in relative locations, you can get a mess when you display on a screen with a different resolution.
Also if you are positioning all elements relative to the figure size, but you use a fixed font size (instead of changing the font to suit the figure size) then items can look messy.
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 7 Dec 2012
Neither Normalized nor fixed positions will work nicely in all (reasonable) cases. That's why I ended up writing my own layout routines that figured out how big elements had to be and positioned other elements relative to them. Unfortunately I do not own the rights to that code, so I cannot share it in its present form.

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 7 Dec 2012
Perhaps install the same video adapter as you have.

Matt Fig
Matt Fig on 7 Dec 2012
Set the renderer of the GUI figure to painters or zbuffers and try again.

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