Re: Sawfish and Openbox: was fastest linux distro
> You mention making an .Xdefaults/.Xresources in my home directory. Can
> I safely assume the slash meant either/or, rather than directory/file?
> I already had a .Xdefaults, but it was a config file, not a directory.
Yes, the slash meant either/or. Xdefaults is the older way of doing it, I still prefer it.
> Can I safely assume that if I change "Xft:dpi 96" to "Xft:dpi 48", my
> fonts are going to get noticibly bigger if this thing's working? That
> would be another test.
This line is for your dpi settings. On a laptop that is often 96 like in my case. I would try your real dpi settings here, not anything else because that can screw with the monitor.
To test your dpi settings from the command line:
xdpyinfo | grep resolution
That will give you the value you need.
> Why did you set Xft:hintstyle to "hintlight" instead of "hintmassively"
> or whatever the hintiest setting could be?
I prefer it slight. Here you can test additionally with "hintfull" (very thin) and probably "hintmedium".
I think the Arch Wiki has a nice entry about it:
In any case you could also apply one thing more that was mentioned here to make fonts even better.
Making a .fonts.conf file in your home folder.
I think at this point I link you to my fonts how-to for Debian (Openbox).
Eventually I switched completely to Infinality and love it.