[Wine] Re: wine dpi too large
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Mon Apr 14 08:50:27 CDT 2008
Tijl Coosemans wrote:
> On Saturday 12 April 2008 05:11:30 James McKenzie wrote:
> > Tijl Coosemans wrote:
> > > Maybe a dumb question, but why is this setting in winecfg in the
> > > first place? Why can't Wine simply use the DPI info from the X
> > > server?
> > >
> > Simple, the DPI setting may be incorrect. I've seen folks using
> > small fonts (96 dpi) on screens with 1024x768 or higher resolutions.
> > This would make some programs open into too small an area to be
> > usable. Add to this that winecfg does emulate the ability of some
> > systems to custom set the dpi value (I use 133 on my Thinkpad and 120
> > on my Mac because of the screen layouts, as I've stated in this
> > mailing list before.) Thus this ability was retained and a default
> > of 96 dpi was retained.
> You can set the DPI of your monitor using DisplaySize in the xorg.conf
> Monitor section. I don't understand why Wine needs to be different from
> other X apps when it comes to this. DPI is a server side setting, not
> client side. Really, the only good reason I can think of is that, due
> to bad API design and/or sloppy programmers, there may be Windows apps
> which GUI doesn't scale properly on higher DPI monitors. For instance,
> when font sizes are set in points while some GUI elements are measured
> or positioned using pixels.
You are correct. From my experience with windows over number of years if you try to set DPI to anything other then standard 96 - expect some programs do look bad/break completely. And if DPI set to something other then 96 or 120 - things break for lots of apps (not 1-2).
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