[PD] font in 0.50

rolfm at dds.nl rolfm at dds.nl
Sun Sep 8 11:16:32 CEST 2019


i'm really strugling with this change in size from 0.49.
it feels like a disaster, until now i did not find something like a 
(partial) solution.

i hope some people on the list can point me to something workable. 
(besides staying with 0.49).

first a few things which could possibly help me:

is it possible to let Pd ignore the font-size saved in the patch and use 
another given value?

is it possible to change the standard distance between object boxes used 
while autopatching?

is it possible to enlarge the area for the cursor to detect an outlet?

then the obstacles:

when, in Windows 10, i scale the system overall from the recommended 
125% to 175% i'm still forced to sit close to my 15" screen to be able 
to read my existing patches.

(while i need to find flexible comfortable ways to work with the 
computer in relation to RSI phenomena).

the pd-windows are enlarged, but the content of the GOP's and the 
underlying patches stay in font-size 10.

the same goes for Pd itself.
the font for the console (font-size 12) can be changed but the change is 
not saved.
the menu's stay anyhow in font-size 10.

lots of help-patches are also in 10.
watching the help-patch with the zoom could help, but is a hassle 
because one has to move the focus/cursor to the help-window, do Ctrl + , 
and maximize the window.

the font-size variable in the command line only works on new patches, as 
does the zoom preference.

what to do?
there's the terrible option to change all my existing 
patches/abstractions to a larger font, what would also mean to 
reorganize the layout.

of course i'm dreaming of a scalable overall zoom, even a few distinct 
levels would do. (which would also benefit the exchange of patches with 
other people).


Miller Puckette schreef op 25-08-2019 18:15:
> Oops, correction: 64-bit 0.49 and 0.50, and 32-bit 0.50 look the same, 
> but
> 32-bit 0.49 is larger and smudgy.  (And let me know if you're seeing 
> something
> different :)
> M
> On Sun, Aug 25, 2019 at 08:54:54AM -0700, Miller Puckette wrote:
>> Hi Rolf -
>> I compared 0.49 and 0.50.  It looks to me like the 64 bit version of 
>> 0.49 and
>> 0.50, and the 32 bit version of 0.49, all look the same, but the 
>> 32-bit
>> version of 0.49 has everything larger and smudgy-looking (apparently
>> because Tcl/Tk was rescaling everything).  The i386 version of 0.49
>> shipped with Tcl/tk 8.5.10 and 0.50 with 8.5.19, which fixed various 
>> other
>> problems.
>> From the command line you can run Pd with "-font 16" for instance to 
>> get
>> boxes bigger in new patches, but the only way to see an existing patch
>> bigger is to use "zoom".  Unfortunately, patches don't remember their
>> zoom state (I now think that they probably should).
>> cheers
>> Miller
>> On Sun, Aug 25, 2019 at 01:34:23PM +0200, rolfm at dds.nl wrote:
>> > hi
>> >
>> > i'm on Windows 10.
>> > font & object boxes & windows show up significant smaller in 0.50 then
>> > in 0.49.
>> >
>> > how come?
>> > and how to change without the command line?
>> >
>> > rolf
>> >
>> >
>> >
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