I have noticed that error dialogs like this tend to be very large on the default emulator. But the text in my ListView was a nice, small 14pt font. The text in my input dialog was a tad larger though, possibly 20pt. Though the sizes tend to be close to what my HTC EVO shows.
Not sure how this might relate -- but I also just tried out App Inventor yesterday. When I opened an emulator through App Inventor, things looked fine.
Joined: Oct 01, 2010
Also -- when the emulator starts, there is a windows that flashes on for a second that says "error loading preferences"
But I just noticed this window comes up regardless of if the emulator is started via netbeans or via the SDK avd manager. And when I start it via the AVD manager, it looks fine. (well the screen looks fine -- but there is not keyboard/button tray to the side of it -- JUST the screen)
It is just when it is started via netbeans that it looks like mario big world
Oh -- and I think you asked, monu, my computer screen resolution. I have a dual monitor set up. One as 1600x900 and the other is 1280x1024
@peter: it is actually not just the error dialog. See screenshot below. Everything looks as if the resolution being emuldated is crazy low.