[mythtv-users] bigger fonts please

Mark J. Small msmall at eastlink.ca
Thu Jun 23 14:05:18 UTC 2005

On June 23, 2005 10:18 am, Donavan Stanley wrote:
> On 6/22/05, John Gruenenfelder <johng at as.arizona.edu> wrote:
> > I see this solution posted all the time.  I used this solution to make X
> > think I was using a 100 dpi display so the fonts would be bigger.
> >
> > However... is this *really* the solution?  What about all the font size
> > options in the Myth config?  You can set the point sizes for small,
> > medium, and large fonts.  On my machine, changing those has never done
> > anything and I don't know why.  That's why I eventually used the dpi hack
> > method.
> Yes it's the real solution.  Themes are designed to be viewed at
> standard viewing distances on a 27inch display with and 800x600
> display running at 100dpi.  So unless your display is at 100dpi
> nothing is going to look like it should regardless of the
> small/medium/large fonts.  it's not a "hack" is a properly configured
> Myth box.

So what do I do with a 20" display and a rather long viewing distance, running 
at 640x480.  I'll happily buy a bigger tv if you want to give me a few 
hundred dollars...


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