Mailing List Archived Message #172

From: "Gregg Young" <> Full Headers
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Subject: Re: [lswitcher-dev] Revisiting 2.92
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 13:43:22 -0700 (MST)
To: "lSwitcher Developers Mailing List" <>

On Mon, 30 Nov 2020 17:03:47 +0100 Alfredo Fernández Díaz wrote:
>On 20/11/29 23:28, Gregg Young wrote:
>>On Sun, 29 Nov 2020 12:31:01 +0100 Alfredo Fern ndez D¡az wrote:
>>>On 20/11/29 00:02, Gregg Young wrote:
>>>>Please try dropping a 10 or 12 point System VIO font on the hints
>>>>windows. There are 2 separate windows so you will need to do it
>>>>twice. Note these won't stick but looking at the
>>>>screenshot it looks like the font is simply too small.
>>>So absurdly small, in fact, that I thought the text was coming up
>>>misplaced and clipped or something like that, but you're right --
>>>dropping a font setting on the hint windows fixes it. Actually, text
>>>overlaps badly at first right after the font drop, so the PM popup
>>>be dismissed, and brought back on before everything looks right, which
>>>guess is to be expected.
>>None of this makes any sense. If I do the drop here it doesn't stick
>>it doesn't overlap.
>It must be the wording, for it makes sense here: space for the hints
>seems to be allocated, based on font size, when the window pops up. If
>you drop a bigger font on the text windows, these don't fit in the space
>originally allocated but they do once the PM window is refreshed. I do
>not think it is that important, but see a screenshot anyway.
>>>Naturally, the question is displaced slightly yet it remains
>>>the same -- why did that happen with lSwitcher started one way, but
>>>the other? It certainly looks a lot less like it may hold some secret
>>>key to fixing everything in one go, though :(
>>You are probably correct but what is it telling us.
>Wish I knew, or had the time to sit and set up a stable dev env and
>study the code.
>>>Oh, btw: the "fix" does stick. Another thing I wanted to report is
>>>lswitch.ini is saved all the time now. Didn't we have a "Save" button
>>>for that?
>>Yes but since we really don't have a cancel button and we save the
>>on termination they always get saved. This has been true since CS136.
>What's CS136?

Revision 136 I just checked and that was when the change was made.

 Current SVN revision is 240+


>>One of the problems is that some things in the ini get changed outside
>>settings notebook. The hints font for example.
>I understand that, but it makes the button useless and misleading.
>Lacking a better approach (or UI) as of now, a 'fix' could be to save
>only non-UI stuff like fonts dropped, etc., unless Save is pressed (save
>everything). That would surely have its own problems.

Let me think about how best to handle this.

>>>>What screen resolution are you using? Thanks
>>>That screenshot comes from a virtual test system running at 800x600
>>>(it's very handy -- see the capture is not scaled), but the same
>>>on bare metal at 1280x1024.
>>This may have something to do with the font issue. I am running
>>1600x1200 on
>>my build setup and 1920x1080 on Is your DPI font size set to
>It must be, I haven't touched that on a single AOS system (all of my
>test systems but one are ArcaOS, and I haven't tested that one yet).
>Also, ArcaNoae must have started doing something different on,
>because it's when my standard test setup (which always comprised a clean
>AOS install + a clean test lswitcher install, and will include a second
>unpacked lswitcher from now on) started to show this tiny font issue.

I guess it is possible that they changed some screen related setting or maybe "fixed" something with font handling. Thanks


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