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Month: December 2017

Re: [trinity-devel] TDE on dense small screens

From: Jim <zlists@...>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:20:24 -0400
On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 11:54 (-0800), Vincent Reher wrote:

> On Sunday 10 December 2017, Jim wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec  9, 2017 at 19:21 (-0800), Vincent Reher wrote:


>>> Of course, if HiDPI issues have already been addressed by others in
>>> the post R14.0.4 source code, that would be great.

>> I solved a lot of problems by putting

>> export GDK_SCALE=2

>> in my ~/.xprofile, which gets read by /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession,
>> /etc/tde/tdm/Xsession and /etc/kde/kdm/Xsession (at least on my
>> system) and helps a lot of GTK3 programs look reasonable.

>> It shouldn't hurt (too much) to give this a try.  I'd be interested in
>> knowing how it works out.

> Hi Jim,

> I think the Firefox I am using was built to utilize GTK+-3.x.  If
> that is correct, I did not see any issues with it despite the fact
> that the GDK_SCALE environment variable is not set.

One of the frustrations I had when getting things configured for HiDPI
was that there was no unified thinking, so I had to use a bunch of
different things to get things working.  At this point I can't
remember which subset of "everything" that GDK_SCALE=2 helped, but
my notes indicate that (my attempts to) set the DPI with dconf-editor
had no positive effect on anything I tried.

> I am curious about one thing you mentioned: are actually using TDE
> (the desktop environment per se) with a window manager other than
> twin?  If so, I would be interested to know how that worked out for
> you as I had noted that alternative window managers can be
> configured.  That might solve at least the "microscopic window
> resizing arrows" part of the problem.
I don't think you can say I am using TDE with a different window
manager.  I am using another window manager and use some TDE programs,
and so I try to keep track of what is going on in the TDE world.
(Perhaps for me the primary TDE program I use is korganizer; the KDE4
version won't run without starting up some other "services" which I
don't want running, and I have yet to see another calendar program for
Linux with the same (or better) feature set.)

When I start up korganizer it starts some of the TDE desktop
environment "services", but I don't know if anyone would consider me
to be using TDE as an "environment".  Perhaps this is a philosophical