Why my dashboard gets smaller when editing on two devices.

When you edit the dashboard on 2 different devices that have different screen aspect this will happen. There is no workaround as this is the way how dashboard loading is designed to make sure that dashboard elements stay in aspect and in correct relation to each other when loaded to different that designed aspect. Imagine that you have two devices, one has 16:10 and another 16:9 aspect screen:

  • You save dashboard in 16:10
  • You load it to 16:9 (which is wider), to show everything from 16:10 designed dashboard, it is loaded in a middle of 16:9 screen leaving some empty space on top and bottom.
  • Now you save the dashboard on 16:9 (still has empty space on top and bottom)
  • Next you load it to 16:10 and empty areas in top and bottom are still there as RealDash detects that dashboard is designed to 16:9 screen (last saved)
  • Do this a few times and dashboard will get smaller over time.

I recommend that always use same aspect ratio device to edit the dashboard, as every time it is saved it contains its “design aspect ratio”

If you do not care about this automatic scaling, each gauge can be set to ‘Disable Autoscaling On Load’ from Look’n Feel menu.