Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Aug 2008 13:48 UTC, submitted by jcornuz
GTK+ Red Hat's David Zeuthen blogged today about the huge patch he submitted to GTK+ that will allow the toolkit to achieve resolution independence - widget and font size adapting to your screen's real estate; no more tiny application lost in the corner of your high resolution screen. Although more work is obviously required, Zeuthen's idea is to use RI as the hot-new-feature selling point of the upcoming 3.0 GTK+ release. Discussion is going on in the gtk-devel mailing list and there is an ogg video of the feature in action.
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google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

i run at 1440x900 on a 17" widescreen monitor which is a higher resolution for a smaller monitor, and I have no problems whatsoever with font size on XP, Vista, or Linux with the default settings. As the original poster said, something is very wrong with your settings.

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nutshell42 Member since:
2006-01-12

As the original poster said, something is very wrong with your settings.


And something is very wrong with your eyes, because you can't read what I wrote. Thus proving that your fonts are set too small and you've gone blind.

Once again, in caps, so that those who don't adjust their settings can read it too:
I CAN READ TEXT THAT SMALL.

I JUST DON'T WANT TO.

BUT CRAPPY WEB DESIGNERS KEEP ME FROM ADJUSTING THE FONTS WITHOUT BREAKING PAGES AND CRAPPY APPS KEEP ME FROM ADJUSTING THE DPI.

Apart from that 17" at 1440x900 probably means you're using a notebook and are a lot closer to the screen and text's effectively larger for you than it is for me.


Also, apparently none of you bothered to read the blog entry (probably because your fonts are too tiny):
Got one of them big laptops where you feel tempted to use a looking glass because the pixels are so tiny? Ever feel cheated when you adjust the font size but the rest of the UI looks like crap in comparison? Or maybe ever felt dirty when hard coding pixel values in your application?


It's not like I'm the only one who's noticed the problem. If gtk implements a way to get around the two broken clutches mentioned above, more power to them.


Soap Box:
Honestly this whole "what's wrong with you?" attitude permeates many open source projects (e.g. Debian, at least some time ago) and there's hardly anything more frustrating, condescending and infuriating. In fact it's one major reason I'm back to mostly Windows instead of mostly Linux (and I've used Linux since 94 -SuSE 11/94 IIRC- and as my main OS from 98 until 2005)

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