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Re: Is there a way to make the menu in piCore larger?
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2023, 07:53:41 PM »
Hi Meo
10x20 works perfect in aterm for me.

I disagree so this is the last time I attempt to convince you to re-consider your options.

please look at 2 screenshots, in the one link, taking on RPi just now I attempt to explain what you are seeing in case you can not read the font etc.


The top image shows aterm open with a CERTAIN font and size showing my currect screen scale or resolution of
1920x1080....for a monitor not a TV.

Top image shows I launch aterm with a command
Code: [Select]
aterm -fn 12x24 &and that is the terminal on the right.

Compare the font sizes please....hehheh.
I stole the font and size from a TC forum post but it had slight change in syntax so here is the Xdefaults line

IMAGE2 below is a screenshot where live, I forced the largest menu scaling I could out of monitor hardware etc.
For me that is 720x400

Focus on the size of the menu.....and the RELATIVE size of the aterm font.
I agree....up close the font looks kind of ugly....a bit like me ;D

But you will be looking from a long way and I think it might suit you.

Only if you agree.....I need your xrandr result please.

@Rich....or anyone interested on FLWM
Instead of using a file in .X.d ....for Meo's desktop I had to edit .xsession to include line before the
setbackground line. But as I did the rescaling LIVE I am not showing wbar etc

If Meo agrees to change her opinion,   add a bootcode for waitusb for her usb kb dongle,
test various rescales.....I will then ask her to modify her .xsession file so it reads (replacing formula)

export WM_PID=$!
xrandr -s <wxh>
[ -x $HOME/.setbackground ] && $HOME/.setbackground

and if she has no persistent home....needs to add that file to her backup
« Last Edit: August 31, 2023, 08:01:29 PM by aus9 »