CaseComplete: Running out of screen real-estate?

Some of the forms and dialogs that Case Complete brings up are pretty tightly packed with information, for example the Use Case details form.  As a result, you may find that some of the fields require scrolling to see the entire contents.  There are a couple things to know which you may help you out in this regard.

First, almost all dialogs in Case Complete are resizable by grabbing the lower right corner of the window with your mouse, or by maximizing the window using the maximize button in the upper right corner.  As the window grows, the fields on the form will also grow to use up the available space.  The size and location of your window will be remembered for the next time you start Case Complete.

Second, check to see whether you are running in high DPI (large size) mode.  To check this, go to the advanced display properties page (right mouse on your desktop, select properties, select settings tab, click advanced button: DPI setting is on the general tab of the resulting dialog).  Normal resolution is 96 DPI, but you may be running with 120 DPI or higher, which makes everything appear larger on your screen.  Many laptops come configured at 120 DPI because their native screen resolution is so high that it makes it very difficult to read the tiny fonts that result with normal DPI.  But if you mostly run with your laptop docked with a monitor, or if your eyes are good, then consider switching to 96 DPI.  Not only will you increase your screen real-estate, but you’ll find many applications and websites will behave better at 96 DPI since many are not tested in 120 DPI mode.

Finally, Case Complete 2.0 made improvements in this area by adding another tab to the use case dialog and by changing preconditions and success guarantee to multi-line fields.  So if you haven’t upgraded yet, you might want to check it out.