cygwinX xwin resolution
Dr. Rob Higgins
Fri Jul 22 22:19:00 GMT 2016
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.
>  http://x.cygwin.com/docs/ug/cygwin-x-ug.html
>  http://x.cygwin.com/docs/man1/XWin.1.html
>  http://x.cygwin.com/docs/man1/Xserver.1.html
> 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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