Ability to set correct DPI in 12.04 (still forced to 96?)

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Tue Jan 10 14:59:53 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 10:38:48AM -0300, Ryan Hayle wrote:
> It seems that there is no longer a way to set the correct DPI for a
> particular screen
> It seems like a rather serious
> issue to fix before 12.04 is released for 5 years!
> There is already a wishlist bug to add this to the Displays control
> panel: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-control-center/+bug/8357
> It should presented in such a way that users understand that this is a
> physical characteristic of their display that must be correct and
> should never be changed.  I guess GNOME 3 also text-scaling-factor
> setting which is useful, but should not be confused with the physical
> DPI characteristic.  Unfortunately it seems this is not quite the same
> as a UI-scaling property which would resize UI elements as well, which
> is what we really need.  Thoughts?  What am I missing here? 


Marius Gedminas
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