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Re: bad UI defaults

From: Dave Love
Subject: Re: bad UI defaults
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 17:30:18 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.2 (gnu/linux)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> One could use the same argument to say we should default to a 24-point font
> because many people have impaired vision.

Actually I think the default size should be taken from the user's
environment, if it's possible to determine that, e.g. by looking at
XTerm.font and whatever Gnome & al do (for a reasonable value of `&

If Emacs can deduce you're running under Gnome, and make the widgets
consistent with how other applications appear, that's fine, but that's
not what happens, and it wasn't even clear that it's configurable.

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