Dan Kegel : winecfg: Restrict dpi slider to sane values.

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at codeweavers.com
Sun Apr 27 05:09:38 CDT 2008

"Dan Kegel" <dank at kegel.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 7:54 PM, L. Rahyen <research at science.su> wrote:
>>         200 DPI limit is acceptable for most users. However, what this patch done by
>>  setting maximum to this small value (144) doesn't seems to be acceptable.
> Users really are lost if they set a too-high value.
> They don't know how to do alt+mouse_move.
> Thus simply setting the limit higher again would
> be a support nightmare; we got a preview of that
> on wine-users recently, with user after user panicking.
> But as I wrote in http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9715
> we can probably do something that will make everybody
> happy: arrange for winecfg to never let the user set
> dpi so high that winecfg is bigger than the screen.
> That's probably pretty easy to do.
> And we can probably make high-res users happier still
> by defaulting to Xft.dpi (used by Gnome and maybe KDE;
> it's set by default to 96, but is increased by some users
> of high-res displays).
> Anyone willing to try implementing that?  I'd do it, but I'm kind of
> limited by sore hands and time these days...

How about doing what Windows does - add a font preview to allow the user
to see an actual size of the font he/she will get after the change?


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