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Re: Using MATE's workspaces effectively

Liam O'Toole wrote:
> On 2018-02-28, Dominic Knight <dominicknight@gmx.com> wrote:
>> Maybe upscaling would help a lot here, it does when I output on hdmi,
>> with Mate that's
>> System - Preferences - look and feel - appearance 
>> then
>> fonts - detail - resolution 
>> I set mine to around 144 and leave system fonts the same and then the
>> vast majority of programs will respect that and be of a readable size
>> at high monitor resolution.
>> I guess with other desktops you could set it easily enough in an
>> .Xresources file that runs on entering X-server
>> You will of course find occasional programs that completely ignore
>> this.
>> Cheers,
>> Dom.
> Those misbehaving programs are probably getting their DPI information
> from the X server directly. If you start X with the '-dpi 144' switch
> then you should get consistent behaviour.
> For example:
> 	startx -- -dpi 144

  i'd need to hook this up with lightdm and MATE and
i have not looked into this at all as to where it might
go, but i'll try the upscaling first and see how the
miscreants react before getting out the shotgun 

  thanks to both of you.  :)


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