Bug#509898: gnome: Preferences - Appearance changes font/DPI setting?

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Sat Dec 27 16:28:04 UTC 2008

Le samedi 27 décembre 2008 à 17:08 +0100, Olaf van der Spek a écrit :
> On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 5:05 PM, Josselin Mouette <joss at debian.org> wrote:
> > Le samedi 27 décembre 2008 à 16:25 +0100, Olaf van der Spek a écrit :
> >> My resolution was 800 x 600. I increased it to 1152 x 864. Then I opened the Appearance window.
> >> At that point, the font at the desktop increased in size, almost like the DPI was changed.
> >
> > Well, if you increased the resolution, the DPI *did* change, so I'd say
> Hmm, it's VMware and the size also increased, so the DPI didn't really
> change. ;)

I don’t know how VMware reports the physical dimensions of the screen.
What is the result of “xdpyinfo |grep dimensions” in both resolutions?

> I expected the font to remain the same.
> It's certainly weird for the font to change only when you open the
> appearance window instead of right after you change the resolution.

Indeed, I’ll check whether this part is fixed in control-center 2.24.

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