[Wine] wine dpi too large

Vincent Povirk madewokherd+d41d at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 08:01:56 CDT 2008

I know of at least one app that breaks in environments with a
non-default dpi setting. This isn't necessarily Wine's problem (and
could perhaps be fixed by making old windows versions override the dpi
setting?), but it might not make sense for Wine to change the default
until it becomes normal for Windows users to do so.

On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 8:39 AM, Tijl Coosemans <tijl at ulyssis.org> wrote:
> On Friday 11 April 2008 05:38:40 L. Rahyen wrote:
>  > On Thursday April 10 2008 22:52:14 influensa wrote:
>  >> I accidentally put the wine font to 496 dpi, because im stupid,
>  >> [Embarassed] so does anyone  know a way to change all the settings
>  >> back to default? [Question]
>  >
> > Just run winecfg again. Of course it will be "cropped" but you can
>  > move it on the screen in order to reach buttons you need.
>  >
>  > In most cases you can move windows larger than your screen (and all
>  > other windows) with Alt+Mouse, that is press and hold Alt key and
>  > move your mouse - this will move a window under the cursor. Sometimes
>  > Meta ("Windows") key is used instead of Alt (this depends on your
>  > configuration of window manager). Therefore you can move winecfg with
>  > oversized fonts on the screen in order to reach all parts of its GUI.
>  >
>  > Explanation seems to be a little long but actually this is very
>  > simple and fast way (much faster than editing registry by hand). It
>  > takes just few seconds to change from, say, 480 DPI back to 96 (or
>  > whatever you want).
>  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?

Vincent Povirk

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