Creating 4K resolution presentations on HD-sized computer monitors

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A new classroom building at one of our campuses has been equipped with 4K Vizio monitors to which I must push slideshows and videos.

In creating presentations to fit this massive acreage of pixels, using the WYSIWYG editor on a presentation with a pixel dimension of 3840 × 2160 is impossible even on a 27' HD monitor. Scaling the web page down to see the screen renders the editor controls ridiculously miniscule:

  

Is there any way to show the 4K presentation screen at a reduced size without scaling the web page down? I haven't been able to find a way.
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X4 1080p monitor setup or... 1 4K monitor.
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Are you suggesting I set up 4x 1080 monitors at my workstation in my office, or ask my employer to purchase a 4K monitor? Not happening any time soon.

How about a change to the Rise vision editor that can shrink the size of the view of the presentation being worked on while leaving the editor tools full-sized?
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I am sorry I was sarcastic...

What do u expect when trying to squeeze something that is X4 larger? Things will get X4 smaller... obviously. I personally do not even get the Rise Vision's WYSIWYG editor and do not use it for previewing at all (it just cannot not show the true appearance of a presentation). I simply open presentation's preview in another tab and drag-drop it to my 2nd monitor and set it to full screen mode. In these days even the most affordable video cards can support at least 2 displays and displays do not cost all that much either (1080p). But it is just me.

And realistically you cannot expect RV to drop things and fix/make something right away. It would be faster and easier to simply get (borrow/buy) another monitor and work around this issue. And still, on 1080p monitor 4K content will have to shrink to 25% in order to fit... tiny.

Also you could publish your presentation to your 4K display and keep refreshing it after each change in your editor.
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Hi Derek, we do have improvements queued up in the backlog to allow zoom in/out to better handle scenarios like yours. 

Thanks
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Thanks, Alan. That's encouraging news.

Inexpensive 4K displays are becoming ubiquitous these days, and the powers-that-be are considering upgrading our existing HD displays next summer, and adding new ones to boot.