[Libreoffice] [PATCH] set the icons size based on the DPI just like we do on Mac

Phil Turmel philip at turmel.org
Wed Jan 5 10:19:10 PST 2011

On 01/05/2011 12:14 PM, Michael Meeks wrote:
> Hi Robert,
> On Wed, 2011-01-05 at 16:24 +0100, Robert Nagy wrote:
>> On (2011-01-05 14:27), Michael Meeks wrote:
>>> 	So - I would prefer to stick with large icons; and not use the DPI
>>> setting. I suggest instead, that we only use large icons if the true Y
>>> resolution > 768 - how does that sound ?
>> Oh wait, I misunderstood. That is wrong. I am on a 1920x1080 display
> 	:-) so - as I say; the DPI is a constant of 75 across the Linux
> desktop, so this is not a switch but a hard coded setting :-)

I think you are over-reaching here:

scorpius pturmel ~
$ xdpyinfo | egrep "(dimensions|dots per inch)"
  dimensions:    3600x1080 pixels (905x272 millimeters)
  resolution:    101x101 dots per inch

In fact, in several years of daily linux use, I've always had a reality-based DPI in X on single monitor systems, and lately, on my dual-monitor setups.  I'd like to hear just which distributions are hardcoding DPI, and whether they are using 75 or some other.

> 	I am still convinced that large icons, on a reasonably sized screen
> give a -far- more useful view of the metaphore for a beginner user. As I
> say, advanced users can make it smaller.


My $0.02.


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