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Re: [trinity-devel] two unique tdecmshell xserver instances at once possible?

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 19:13:20 -0500
deloptes composed on 2016-12-01 22:08 (UTC+0100):

> Felix Miata wrote:

> If you change dpi and restart the window manager I would expect that icons
> look different. Perhaps you can test that

Did you happen to load the images below? They show at least one at same size 
(Firefox), and three not (upper right), the latter of which I suppose are 
entirely different icons used on account of the elevated DPI, but also could be 
SVGs rather than bitmaps.

For my eyes, most icons are sized too small to describe their purpose (those in 
Gimp and LibreOffice are among the worst offenders), so that I either see them 
as flags, a target to hit with mouse pointer after seeing a tooltip that 
describes their purpose, or as a complete waste of space. I prefer meanings 
conveyed by words, but well recognize sometimes words simply cannot express that 
which is obvious in a picture.

>> As an additional exercise, compare the following (from separate sessions
>> using configurations differing only in configured DPI (xrandr in startup
>> script)). Note that the titlebar's right side's icons are larger, but not
>> the left's (Firefox) icon, and that nothing within the application's web
>> content area seems differently sized (movies, images and most web text are
>> sized in px):

> Under look and feel -> fonts you can enforce the DPI

Not all environments make such an offer. I prefer that a DPI specification in 
most cases be made prior to, at, or as early as possible during Xorg 
initialization, in any event prior to a particular user's exposure to WM output.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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