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Month: December 2016

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

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 03:53:16 -0500
deloptes composed on 2016-12-02 09:23 (UTC+0100):

> Felix Miata wrote:

>> 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.

> In the control panel there is option to select the icon size for the theme.
> I prefer 48px - look there.

No way I'm going to bother with anything like that every time I switch displays. 
One of the reasons people use computers is to have things done automatically 
that otherwise would be difficult, awkward or even impossible. UIs, DEs and WP 
apps do the right thing with text by resizing automatically according to logical 
display density, as when a primary or only display is switched or otherwise 
replaced. Default themes should behave similarly, keeping icons appropriately 
proportionate to the accompanying text and surroundings rather than having 
arbitrarily selected bitmaps that take no account of display density or space 
actually available for them to fit into.

Most of this thread really has nothing to do with $SUBJECT, the goal of which is 
to be able to demonstrate impact of a difficult to verbalize configuration 
change to someone in a different room, building or continent. Since no one has 
made his interest in this thread known, I must assume at least for the time 
being it is a difficult or impossible to solve problem, but the question remains 
whether there is any point in registering a wishlist bug to someday have it solved.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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