Gentoo on the Google Pixel Pt. 2

Tiny Fixes

These are really just fixes for the font rendering/zoom levels of everything. As it turns out the world/userspace tools aren’t really ready for high DPI. As such these are some quick tweaks to get everything not looking ridiculous. I use Firefox as my browser, urxvt (with 256-color) as my terminal, and i3 as my window manager.


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Pixel Sub-Rendering: 10-sub-pixel-rgb.conf
LCD Filter: 11-lcdfilter-default.conf


!-- Xft settings -- !
Xft.dpi:        180
Xft.rgba:       rgb
Xft.hinting:    true
Xft.hintstyle:  hintfull
Xft.antialiasing: false

! -- Fonts -- !
urxvt.font:xft:DejaVu Sans Mono:size=8
urxvt.boldfont:xft:DejaVu Sans Mono:size=8

! -- URxvt settings -- !

urxvt*geometry: 80x30
!urxvt.font: 9x15
urxvt*background:       #212629
urxvt*foreground:       #FFFFFF
urxvt*scrollBar:        false
urxvt*matcher.button:   1
urxvt*cursorBlink:      true
urxvt*cursorColor:      #c1c8c9
urxvt.transparent:      false
urxvt*allow_bold:       true
urxvt*inheritPixmap:    false

Firefox Settings

After some tinkering, I’ve realized the best bet is to get the Default Full Zoom add-on and set the default zoom between 130% and 140%.

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