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Re: [opensuse-factory] bug 1022830 GTK3 apps not honoring system-wide DPI settings
Richard Brown composed on 2017-10-17 09:36 (UTC+0200):

Take your concerns regarding this bug to the upstream GNOME community
where they belong.

1-I tried that, and had no luck figuring out where any such discussion has taken
place. All I found is the disdainful (Clasen/RedHat) attitude in comment 3 whose foundation is
laid upon a much older (RedHat originated) usurpation of sensible behavior, that
is, not employing the server's automatic display density calculation (not
letting the computer do the computing), which would obviate need for need for
manual override in the first place:
"xserver forces 96 DPI on randr-1.2-capable drivers, overriding correct
"Please add option to avoid forcing of 96dpi"

2-I'm not part of the Gnome community and don't expect ever will be. Gnome is
what turned me off of Linux on first exposure to it two decades ago. It took KDE
through Mandrake and later SUSE to overcome that poor taste. I use Mozilla (and
thus the thorn that is GTK) only due to absence of alternatives. What standing
would I have to be heard there?

This isn't just about Gnome. It's about surreptitious forcing, absent explicit
specification, of 96 DPI in Xorg, of which Xft.dpi (about which bug 757142) is
only one method. 96 DPI is an anti-usability, anti-accessibility travesty upon
those with poorer than average vision, the underlying reason for my interest in
the subject bug.
"Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Whatever else you
get, get wisdom." Proverbs 4:7 (New Living Translation)

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

Felix Miata ***
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