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feature request: change workspace view font size

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fa101

After having some initial problems, it is possible to get OM looking good on high DPI
displays by changing the font for the patches, and setting the box scale factors in the preferences.

The last part of the jigsaw is the workspace view itself. If you’re like me and have
hundreds of files, folders, and all kinds of junk in your workspace ‘root’ view, trying to read this
on a HighDPI display is next to impossible, as you can’t change the font. It is worst when the display
is in list mode, which I find I use the most.

If it were possible to configure the font for the workspace view (like you can change the fonts elsewhere)
this would be seriously appreciated from an accessibility point of view, as with some patience, most of the other
bits of OM can be scaled through the preferences dialog. As far as I can see, only the workspace list view can not.

OM on Windows 10 itself is, a real achievement. I really like how it runs on this platform: it’s super fast and in general
an absolute joy to use. Thank you to the development team for all your efforts.

Ambrose

July 6, 2017 at 11:20 #22982
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Jean

Hi Ambrose,

The following code will change the font that is used for the creation of icons related to pesistant objects in the workspace (i.e. patches, maquettes, folders)
You can set it as you like (here I keep the same font but with size 8).

(defmethod get-view-font-icon ((self ompersistantobject)) 
  (om-make-font *om-def-font-face* 8))

I’ll consider making a Preferences parameter for this.

Hope this helps,
Jean

July 26, 2017 at 09:50 #23193
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fa101

Fantastic! Thank you very much! I can now see much better at 14pt.

I put this in my patches folder and it works great. One thing to note though for a preferences option
is that the line spacing doesn’t quite scale correctly in list view – the descending bits of ‘gjyp’ characters get
cut off a bit for font sizes larger than about 12pt.

But this is a really welcome improvement. Thank you,

Ambrose

July 27, 2017 at 16:12 #23241

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