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Re: xulrunner rendering issues ?



Andrew Farris wrote:
Try setting your dpi in the appearance configuration (under the font tab). If that doesn't work, go to firefox 3, hit about:config and search for dpi, change that, then firefox should render right at least.

Thanks, that indeed seems to be the root of the problem. It does however points out our vulnerable we are to a poorly reported monitor DPI value, a scenario I'm concerned might be quite common with some X drivers and/or buggy monitor firmwares.

My problem is that the F-9 VMWare guest shows a DPI setting of 144 (even though my external LCD screen is 96 dpi), so VMware virtual screen is probably at fault here.

I tried the Live i386 CD from Jesse's recent snapshot. It behaves much better, but ironically it does so because the "nv" driver does not report my T61 screen DPI correctly (96 instead of 128). I already find the default font size to be too big on the live CD (first thing i do is change it from 10 down to 9), but it's scary to think it would be even larger if nv reported the DPI info corectly.

> If that doesn't work, go to firefox 3, hit about:config and
> search for dpi, change that, then firefox should render right
> at least.

A second problem is that the about:config seems to be broken with both galeon and epiphany (can't change any values). I filed bug 441120 against xulrunner for this. Also, it seems wrong that changing the dpi settings in the Gnome appearance configuration is not enough, but one has to change the (somewhat obscure) internal dpi settings in all browsers. Probably worthy of release notes documentation.

-denis


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