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last week i set my dpi according to my monitor's l,w dimensions. there was nothing noticeable that happened after that. all GUI programs were fine until last night. i ran ...
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    bug or what?


    last week i set my dpi according to my monitor's l,w dimensions. there was nothing noticeable that happened after that. all GUI programs were fine until last night.

    i ran openoffice writer and could only see the file menu on screen - the letters "file" as big as the screen. i thought there was a trial period for this application, and that it was doing this on purpose. it was highly unlikely though, i thought. why not just prevent the whole program from starting up.

    thankfully i remembered i changed the dpi resolution, and i set it to 0s and the problem was solved...

    is this suppose to happen? or was it a bug or something else?

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    What DPI did you set it to?

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    How important is it to have both sets (75 and 100) installed?
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    I'm sorry that I didn't answer that before... I forgot it every single time. It's not that important at all. The 100 DPI fonts might look better if you're running on a 100 DPI monitor, but that's about it.

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    How can you tell if you are running a 100dpi monitor? Last time I used them, the fonts were nice and big but it really wasn't proportional to the applications so I deleted them.
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    Just measure it and divide your resolution with the measurements.

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    Uh, if this sounds stupid then I apologize but exactly what am I measuring?
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    The actual size of your visible area, in inches. That is DPI, after all: dots per inch. On a computer screen, the dots are pixels. Usually, the resolution is actually autoprobed over EDID, but it can be set manually in /etc/X11/XF86Config.

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    Isn't that just the resolution?
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    Indeed, it's just that when it comes to computer monitors, resolution tends to refer to the number of visible pixels.

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