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Month: May 2018

Re: [trinity-users] still plugging along with gemini

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2018 17:09:41 -0400
dep composed on 2018-05-11 16:17 (UTC-0400):

> Felix Miata wrote:

>> Xft.dpi is the foundation on which Gnome/GTK built its zoom knob. You
>> should try

>> incorporating it instead of kludging around it. Set it in Xresources (or
>> TDE

>> desktop settings if it offers something close enough to what Xorg is or
>> you

>> want) to whatever DPI number xdpyinfo or tdecmshell xserver reports and
>> work

>> from there, keeping resolution at your display's native.

> I am most very interested in this, and have no experience with it. I changed
> DPI long ago (how long? Well, it was in xf86config) and I think maybe in a
> KDE setting once or twice. But I know nothing of a zoom knob or where I might
> experiment with it. Any advice/help with it would be appreciated.
 I can't offer details on how Gnome or Mate or their kin present font sizing or
DE zoom control to their users. I don't use any of those. All I know is that
Xft.dpi is the mechanism's underpinning, and "zoom knob" is one alias (scaling
being another), for their attempt to make it easier for users to escape from

DPI OTOH I control on all my installations. DPI, whether via Xft.dpi
(Xresources), DisplaySize (xorg.conf) or xrandr (both -fbmm and -dpi) do
function as a desktop zooming knob that allows to keep the display's native mode
in use while enlarging the various objects thereupon placed.
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