Arch Linux PinePhone scaling slider
#1
Greeting to all,
I'm a newbie at this forum stuff.
I suggest for Arch Linux ARM on PinePhone for the community to create a slider for scaling.
The slider could be located under the volume-brightness sliders. I see that a 100% / 200% scaling has been created in settings / Display which is great but if there were graduations at least of say 10% that would be perfect. This could solve several issues with apps in the software community as each app can be custom set and thereby much easier to use.
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#2
(05-05-2021, 01:08 PM)Chief Wrote: Greeting to all,
I'm a newbie at this forum stuff.
I suggest for Arch Linux ARM on PinePhone for the community to create a slider for scaling.
The slider could be located under the volume-brightness sliders. I see that a 100% / 200% scaling has been created in settings / Display which is great but if there were graduations at least of say 10% that would be perfect. This could solve several issues with apps in the software community as each app can be custom set and thereby much easier to use.

This would be a request you would probably want to make to Phosh (the graphical shell), not Arch.

All the distros mostly just bundle up existing software, and add minor tweaks behind the scenes.

If you want, here's a link to a script/.desktop file that gives you an easy way to choose your display scaling. You can configure it to show up in your list of installed apps:

https://source.puri.sm/librem5-apps/libr...the-screen
https://source.puri.sm/librem5-apps/libr...en.desktop
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#3
(05-08-2021, 02:00 AM)arcanemachine Wrote:
(05-05-2021, 01:08 PM)Chief Wrote: Greeting to all,
I'm a newbie at this forum stuff.
I suggest for Arch Linux ARM on PinePhone for the community to create a slider for scaling.
The slider could be located under the volume-brightness sliders. I see that a 100% / 200% scaling has been created in settings / Display which is great but if there were graduations at least of say 10% that would be perfect. This could solve several issues with apps in the software community as each app can be custom set and thereby much easier to use.

This would be a request you would probably want to make to Phosh (the graphical shell), not Arch.

All the distros mostly just bundle up existing software, and add minor tweaks behind the scenes.

If you want, here's a link to a script/.desktop file that gives you an easy way to choose your display scaling. You can configure it to show up in your list of installed apps:

https://source.puri.sm/librem5-apps/libr...the-screen
https://source.puri.sm/librem5-apps/libr...en.desktop

Thanks for the response. I did send a message to Purism Phosh people with the suggestion.
Hopefully something can be done as it would make it easier to use device in my opinion.
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#4
(05-08-2021, 02:00 AM)arcanemachine Wrote:
(05-05-2021, 01:08 PM)Chief Wrote: Greeting to all,
I'm a newbie at this forum stuff.
I suggest for Arch Linux ARM on PinePhone for the community to create a slider for scaling.
The slider could be located under the volume-brightness sliders. I see that a 100% / 200% scaling has been created in settings / Display which is great but if there were graduations at least of say 10% that would be perfect. This could solve several issues with apps in the software community as each app can be custom set and thereby much easier to use.

This would be a request you would probably want to make to Phosh (the graphical shell), not Arch.

All the distros mostly just bundle up existing software, and add minor tweaks behind the scenes.

If you want, here's a link to a script/.desktop file that gives you an easy way to choose your display scaling. You can configure it to show up in your list of installed apps:

https://source.puri.sm/librem5-apps/libr...the-screen
https://source.puri.sm/librem5-apps/libr...en.desktop

Hi again ... I have tried a couple of options to optimize scaling and have managed to scale certain apps (Evolution) but I would like to know how to implement this script in your link? I copied the script to a text file and I see the graduated scaling which would be fine.
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#5
Use wlr-randr to scale the whole interface

Code:
sudo pacman -S wlr-randr
wlr-randr --output DSI-1 --scale 1.5

Source: https://wiki.mobian-project.org/doku.php...the-screen


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(06-08-2021, 08:05 PM)mikehenson Wrote: Use wlr-randr to scale the whole interface

Code:
sudo pacman -S wlr-randr
wlr-randr --output DSI-1 --scale 1.5

Source: https://wiki.mobian-project.org/doku.php...the-screen
Thankyou I am studying this.
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