DPI fix in xfsettings and xfce4-settings
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Wed Sep 10 01:02:17 CEST 2008
Josh Saddler wrote:
> Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
>> However, this is critical: Please make sure that you have a
>> realistic value (something between 50 and 150) in the '/Xft/DPI'
>> property in ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xsettings.xml.
>> Otherwise you might encounter serious problems!
> What about folks with those ultra-huge >=30" Dell monitors, or similar?
> They usually have to use much higher DPIs than 96 or 120. Out of
> curiosity, what exactly does happen if you set DPI to something like 165?
Well, it'll work fine. Jannis was just saying that the old dialog
applied a scaling factor to the 'correct' DPI value, so the value in the
file might be something like 38000. He was just giving a sample range
that is 'probably right' to give people who have no idea about sane DPI
values a sense of scale. People who really need huge DPI settings
should already know what all this stuff means.
And besides, tweaking is only needed if your X video driver sucks and
misdetects your monitor's DPI value.
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