[FOSS-GPS] FoxtrotGPS GUI customizations

Joshua Judson Rosen rozzin at geekspace.com
Thu Dec 16 23:24:19 EST 2010

Brian Wilson <brian at wildsong.biz> writes:
> There's a `foxtrotgps.glade' file that defines the whole GUI; if you open it
>     with Glade, you'll see that there are two toolbars defined--a vertical one
>     and a horizontal one;
> Ah, that's clever, thanks for clarifying. Of course there is a better way. :-)
> If I figure it out I will share. (Or if not better then different -- like
> Windows 7)
>     It should be usable in either orientation down to at least 800x480, though
>     and even smaller; unless, maybe, your GTK+ theme is using very large
>     icons?
> 800x480 is a lot of pixels for a 7" screen, so aerial photos look great but
> the icons on the left are on the small side for human fingers, but usable.

The FreeRunner's screen has slightly fewer pixels, but it's
physically *much* smaller: 2.8" (>280 PPI!).

> The buttons on the right sidebar are big but all text is small,
> especially if your eyes are 53 years old.
> The status bar? It's uselessly small to me, I'd need a Brazil screen
> magnifier.

I was actually looking at putting a Fresnel lense over my NanoNote,
the other day... :)

On the button- and text-sizing, though: some of those things
might be fixed by adjusting your GTK+ theme.

Can you post a screenshot somewhere?

"Don't be afraid to ask (λf.((λx.xx) (λr.f(rr))))."

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