fontsize and dpi (was Re: Beta2: Nice job!)

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Wed Aug 24 10:56:57 GMT 2005


On Wednesday 24 August 2005 17:59, Stefan Ehmann wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-08-23 at 14:40 +0200, Stijn Hoop wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 06:57:48PM -0000, Andreas Hauser wrote:
> > > dodell wrote @ Mon, 22 Aug 2005 07:01:50 -0700:
> > > > They all use Bitstream Vera at a > ridiculously small font size
> > >
> > > startx -- -dpi 100
> > > better ?
> >
> > Why this isn't already the default is beyond me... Or am I miscalculating
> > dpi with the standard 1280x1024 17" flatpanel?
>
> I find 100 dpi unusable on my 1280x1024 17" TFT (which is the default
> here).
>
> Most applications pretty much ignore those settings. But e.g. konqueror
> fonts are ridiculously big. I forced it back to 75dpi via DisplaySize in
> my xorg.conf and it looks much better for me.

Ugh..
Control Centre -> Appearance & Themes -> Fonts
Adjust All Fonts, set the size tick box and away you go..

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