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    Xubuntu on High-resolution / Hi-DPI / Retina display

    I've been tweaking Xubuntu on my Macbook Pro 15" Retina display and now only two things remain:
    - The Window Buttons in the panel are too narrow, there seems to be a hardcoded maximum? Also if I increase the panel size to 50 or more then that just add rows instead of increasing the buttons' height.
    - The icons in the indicator plugin are too small. They seem to stop growing after panel size 49 even though they are scalable vector graphics. And also it just adds rows when setting a higher size for the panel.

    Anyway I thought I'd check if I'm missing some setting before filing a feat. req. / bug report.

    So far I've done the following:
    - Settings / Appeareance / Fonts / Custom DPI 220
    - In Firefox about:config I've set "layout.css.devPixelsPerPx" to "2" (NOTE: This seems to work just like in OS X, the text is still rendered at the high resolution, but pages' layout is scaled so that everything looks OK).
    - Cursor size max
    - Panel size 49.

    I'm quite happy with the current setup, but one can never tweak too much

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    Re: Xubuntu on High-resolution / Hi-DPI / Retina display

    Have you tried tweak resolution in Settings-->Displays?
    "Adjectives fail me." - Hobbes

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    Re: Xubuntu on High-resolution / Hi-DPI / Retina display

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy45 View Post
    Have you tried tweak resolution in Settings-->Displays?
    I've set it to the max (2880x1800), so that text and images look crisp. But that also causes the two remaining problems mentioned in the first post.

    Thanks for the suggestion though

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    Can you please port a screenshot of Xubuntu on Retina. Sounds AWESOME.

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    Re: Xubuntu on High-resolution / Hi-DPI / Retina display

    Yeah, it's quite awesome Soon I should receive my 16 euro usb wifi adapter and then the WiFi should work too (now it disconnects sometimes).

    Screenshot (obviously you need a high res display to see how awesome it is ) : http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...201307285.png/
    (Left-click the image first, then right-click save as.. and open the file to get the full res)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocklobster690 View Post
    Can you please port a screenshot of Xubuntu on Retina. Sounds AWESOME.

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    Re: Xubuntu on High-resolution / Hi-DPI / Retina display

    To get bigger radio buttons and checkboxes in Firefox, xfce menus etc (in Greybird theme for example):
    /usr/share/themes/Greybird/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:
    Change GtkCheckButton::indicator_size = 30

    Figured that one out from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...98#post6066698 .

    Now this is much better

    EDIT: or copy the whole theme dir to ~/.themes and modify there (that's what I did).

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