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Month: June 2018

Re: [trinity-users] more on the font size / dpi issue

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2018 19:16:46 -0400
dep composed on 2018-06-29 15:20 (UTC-0400):

> a clue might be found in the answer found here:


"I logged in to an Xfce session. All the control panels reported 96 DPI.
However, the DPI reported by xrdb -query -- and used by all the running programs
-- remained at 192, presumably left over from the Unity greeter. But the instant
I modified the DPI setting in Xfce's Appearance control panel, the entire
desktop flipped to that DPI value and stayed there. My guess is that until you
touch the DPI value, the setting is not in the user's xfconf variables, and if
it's not present then it doesn't explicitly get set at login."

> the default desktop with the ubuntu tweaked for the gpd pocket was unity.
> this would, then, explain why it looked wonderful, just the way i wanted it,
> initially, and got blown to smithereens when i set the default wm to tdm.
> yes?

I can't be sure why. I spend as little time as I can get away with in *buntu,
which is heavily dependent on GTK/Gnome.

Upstream GTK/Gnome hurled an obscure monkeywrench into the "HiDPI" dilemma over
two years ago. One example of it that is surely happening to some people who are
recent distro release (e.g. Bionic, Mageia 6) or devel project (e.g. Buster,
Rawhide) users who are not openSUSE Leap or Tumbleweed users and who have no
idea what happened are victimized what what is demonstrated by
(mousetype UI in e.g. Firefox) from
which is the bug that resulted in a fix for openSUSE users.
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get, get wisdom." Proverbs 4:7 (New Living Translation)

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