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Feature Name

Better DPI


Enhance usability and increase the mature look of Fedora, Make it more usable by designers


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Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 11 or later
  • Last updated: (28/03/09)
  • Percentage of completion: 100%

Detailed Description

Currently the fonts and DPI are set to render quit large, making netbooks and small screens almost unusable if someone doesn't know how to change it, The less changes a user has to make the more they will feel at home, However, for those with bad eye sight could have an install option for large text. Currently, on a 1280x1024 resolution the DPI is set to 54 to make it proportional,

The good and easy option has now been added, This post/request can be deprecated, Thanks team Fedora!

Benefit to Fedora

Readability is everything, however, A sharp and neat look could benefit all of us in Fedora. especially graphic designers.


Isolated change only, It won't effect much or create loads of work but could save users having to edit config files or use gconf-editor (useful for new users and graphic designers)

How To Test


User Experience

Enhanced user experience through a better look, and less changes to be made for the user.



Contingency Plan

If not by default, Add a DPI entry to screen resolution setup under System > Preferences > Hardware > screen resolution Or possibly an added independent configuration window to allow easy DPI setup. >> Option has been added to the Font Options in Appearance preferences.



Release Notes

Improved DPI

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