Dan Kegel : winecfg: Restrict dpi slider to sane values.
dank at kegel.com
Sun Apr 27 10:52:10 CDT 2008
On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 7:58 AM, Tijl Coosemans <tijl at ulyssis.org> wrote:
> >> The only time Wine should have to worry about DPI is when running
> >> apps that haven't been designed with high DPI in mind and therefore
> >> don't scale well (for instance when font sizes are set in points and
> >> other GUI elements are sized or positioned using pixels). But for
> >> those apps it might be good enough to provide a simple checkbox that
> >> says "override DPI to 96" or some other sensible default value. I
> >> don't know if there actually are such apps.
> > Such apps would break in Windows as well, Win32 uses logical units
> > for its GUI elements, not pixels.
> Ah, that's good to know. Then why not get rid of that slider all
> together? DPI settings are not a Wine issue and should not be solved
> by Wine.
Because DPI settings are kind of broken all over.
We need a way to override things for Wine for the moment until
e.g. X can autodetect monitor DPI reliably.
But we should see if paying attention to Xft.dpi (itself a similar
override that should go away) improves user experience.
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