How does the desktop zoom work?

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How does the desktop zoom work?

Post#1 by Rava » 29 Mar 2020, 18:01

How is the GUI desktop zoom from newer Porteus implemented?
It works by holding the Alt Key pressed and using the mouse wheel to either zoom in or zoom out.

Older Porteus OS did not have this ability, and it works with Nouveau driver as well as with the NVIDIA drivers.

I mostly use XFCE or Openbox, so I cannot say for other DEs, but with these two, the zoom works.

But how was it implemented?
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How does the desktop zoom work?

Post#2 by ncmprhnsbl » 30 Mar 2020, 04:40

i think you might be mistaken about openbox. but it's certainly part of xfce4:
menu>Settings>Settings Editor>xfwm4>zoom_desktop
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~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfwm4.xml line 87: <property name="zoom_desktop" type="bool" value="true"/>
also, compositing has to be on for it to work..
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How does the desktop zoom work?

Post#3 by Rava » 30 Mar 2020, 06:47

ncmprhnsbl wrote:
30 Mar 2020, 04:40
it's certainly part of xfce4
Thanks for the heads up, I look into the setup of 4.x i586 XFCE if it is switched off there,
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How does the desktop zoom work?

Post#4 by francois » 03 Apr 2020, 14:48

Under xfce4 use the panel menu. It is there under internet menu.
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How does the desktop zoom work?

Post#5 by ncmprhnsbl » 03 Apr 2020, 22:32

francois wrote:
03 Apr 2020, 14:48
Under xfce4 use the panel menu. It is there under internet menu.
that's a different "zoom" :D , in this case it's zoom as in like a camera lens, or to make everything larger..
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How does the desktop zoom work?

Post#6 by francois » 04 Apr 2020, 01:26

Hum! You are right! :ROFL:
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