I am working on a new project which is focused on a desktop application for users. I am looking to find out more information, answers, best practices when it comes to handling sizing and scaling with a desktop application.
Currently the standalone desktop application opens to the default 1024x768 size which is also its minimum size without scrollbars showing up. We have set that as the default size for the first time users access the application. Once it has been accessed the user has the ability to grab the corners and scale it to the size they are most comfortable with or click the maximize button to display fullscreen. Since I currently use a monitor that has a pixel count of 2560x1440 I find the application to look odd when maximized to its full size.
So my question is would there be any reason for me to limit the maximum size the application scales up to besides the fact that it will help the visual UI/Design look better? For example no larger then 1920x1080 or is allowing the user to control the scaling as they please the standard delivery for desktop applications?