[Thinlinc-technical] HiDPI displays

Jonathan Buzzard jonathan.buzzard at strath.ac.uk
Wed May 2 11:40:14 CEST 2018

On Wed, 2018-05-02 at 11:04 +0200, Pierre Ossman wrote:
> On 24/04/18 13:56, Jonathan Buzzard wrote:
> > 
> > Is there any plans to make the thinlinc client work in a sensible
> > manner if you are luck enough to have a HiDPI display. As it stands
> > it
> > is pretty much unusable without a magnifying glass.
> > 
> > Making the client interface HiDPI capable with perhaps a scaling
> > factor
> > for the remote display would make it usable.
> > 
> It is something we are aware of, but we are not actively working on
> it right now. We have this tracking entry in our bugzilla:
> https://www.cendio.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5273
> However on macOS and Windows the operating system will scale the
> client automatically. So I assume you are on a Linux client?

Yes I am running Ubuntu 17.10 (not had time to update to 18.04 yet) on
a Surface Book. Basically the thinlinc client is unusable. The main
issue is the remote display rather than the client's interface. We need
the option of setting a scaling factor for that. I guess there might be
some sort of hack to trick the Linux server into thinking I have a
HiDPI display but I am not really sure I want to push a large screen
over a network link, especially over the wider internet.

However some random Googling shows that HiDPI support is coming to FLTK
version 1.4 whenever that gets released.



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