On 2012-12-14 23:47 (GMT) Monte Milanuk composed:
Monte Milanuk writes:
...which is why I asked ;) I didn't know if it would be better to create a separate bug report or to add to the existing one.
If I can get a screenshot I'll post a link and see where things stand from there.
Here is a link to a screen shot of what the YaST Software Manager looks like when opened in XFCE on a 1600x900 15.6" screen...
It looks like that every time I open an app from YaST in XFCE, regardless of how I resize it.
What do you get from output of 'xrdb -query | grep dpi'? What do you get from output of 'xdpyinfo | grep resolution'? What DPI is reported on http://fm.no-ip.com/Auth/dpi-screen-window.html in a Gecko browser?
That image makes me think you have more than one problem, and the YaST Software window may be at least partially a side effect of a bigger problem. That image looks like it was taken of a full desktop, but it's a 1024x576 pixel (still 16:9, same as 1600x900) image. It may be that XFCE/Xorg and YaST are somehow out of sync on screen resolution. The systemsettings window seems appropriate for its surroundings, but the YaST Software window obviously is as you say, insanely small.
Has your $HOME been used with Gnome3 or a late version of Gnome2? If so, there may be a carryover zoom or DPI setting from it that needs to be undone. We first need to know which toolkit YS in XFCE is using, unless you want to just remove all *gtk* from $HOME. QT isn't affected by Gnome settings, while GTK is.
If none of the above gets you anywhere, I'd go ahead and file a bug about the YS window, but then focus on getting 1600x900 with an appropriate DPI setting (117.7 for accuracy, but 120 for better fonts behavior, or 144 if you'd like still bigger fonts and other objects) to bring fonts back into line with higher screen density.
If you're running 1024x576 on purpose (as many people do), there may be more compensation required, and/or less that can be done.