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Re: cygwinX xwin resolution
Ahhh ... a totally separate platform has the same issue on this hi-res
small screen. This laptop is new and Band-In-A-Box needs Windows or Mac,
so I'm testing Win 10 with cygwin X to get some of the stuff I'm used to
When testing Freeplane with Java 8 (in the Win 10 environment) and not
connected to Cygwin X at all. Same issue - icons are all small and stay
small but content can be enlarged, and menus are already large enough.
So, as an fyi for similar situations, I'm finding gnome-terminal and
pcmanfm to be most accommodating Cygwin X apps in allowing larger
content fonts and reasonable menu sizes even though toolbar icons remain
Thanks for your help.
On 2016-07-22 9:25 AM, Jon Turney wrote:
On 22/07/2016 05:23, Dr. Rob Higgins wrote:
I cannot find, after two days, any documentation on how and where to
specify resolution parameters. I must be barking up the wrong trees.
My laptop under Windows has recommended resolution set at 3200 x 1800
CygwinX X Windows are much to small, and barely readable.
I guess this means that e.g. xterm font is too small, and so a 80x24
character window is small?
Can anyone just tell me where to look, or what to specify?
To answer the specific question, you can specify the a display
resolution using the '-dpi' option.
The "configuration" chapter of the user guide  points to "man XWin"
, which in turn points to "man Xserver"  for general server
options, including that one.
If changing that helps, I'd be very interested to know what the
autodetected value for dpi is, which is reported in
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