This should be useful for those users experiencing super tiny fonts when using a LCD for a monitor.
First create a ~/.Xdefaults file (if you don't already have one), paste in:
(change the number accordingly)
And reboot. Thats all.
Also helpful for those of us seeing supersize fonts e.g. on a Mini running XF#!.
How do you come up with the right DPI? Well, if you take the screen's horizontal pixel count and divide by the screen's physical width, that will give you a technically accurate number, but on my Mini I get 132, which is real close to the XFCE default. 96dpi, while inaccurate, feels much more comfortable on the wee netbook screen.
...and on a 14" diagonal 1024x768 monitor, that's real close to accurate. I guess that feels comfortable on the tiny 8.9" widescreen because it's closer to my face? Probably because it's a sharper display too.
I don't know why this reminds me that my old 9" Mac SE screen was one dot per point (72 points per inch). Wow, talk about your obscure desktop publishing arcana.
Hmmm, I'm having trouble getting this to work. I'm running at 118dpi here and none of the above seem to work.
Can anyone point me somewhere where I can investigate this further?
I have mine in ~/.Xresources, it looks like this:
As you can see, I use 75 - debian standard I think (res 1024x600 - font: Bitstream Vera Sans 12)
On a 42" LCD I'm using
add under section "device" on my nvidia configured /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Option "DPI" "120 x 120"
log out and back in and you should be gtg
Thought I'd add this, so if something else here doesn't work for someone they can try it.
For some strange reason the other one didn't seem to work for me.
Edit - Just noticed it doesn't seem to work for nick either, try the one above, it should work for you
Last edited by Damon (2010-02-03 21:31:26)
danielrmt - thanks for that
xrdb -merge ~/.Xdefaults
in .config/openbox/autostart.sh did the trick nicely.
Worked for me too, thanks!
But don't we have that xfce4-panel command that just didn't make it to the OB GUI?
Hi Everyone ...
I'll take this one, anonymous.
Please don't bump such an old thread, especially if you have little to add to the subject.
Actually for Tips and Tricks section, I think bumping is ok.
@anfd - Xfce does have a builtin GUI for changing the font DPI however Openbox does not. Also like pvsage was saying, this is an old thread. I made it before corenominal even started working on Statler (I think) so there was no Xfce #!.