Window size and screen resolution

Glynn Clements glynn at
Sat Feb 17 06:17:48 PST 2007

Dominique Michel wrote:

> My first post on this list.
> I asked on the gentoo forum, but don't get any answer.
> My screen resolution is 1600x1200. Most programs are working just fine with
> it, but some program just look too small. Examples: ddd, xmms, nedit. Both
> the windows of those programs inclusive the menu and the icons, and the
> fonts are to small.

DDD and NEdit are both Motif-based, so I'd guess that you haven't
changed the default font used by Motif. In either (or both) of
~/.Xdefaults and ~/.Xresources, add e.g.

*fontList:	-adobe-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-16-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1

Glynn Clements <glynn at>

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