Got a new laptop.
The old one's max resolution is 1336x768.
The new one goes up to 2880x1800.
Ubuntu Studio 22.04 ditched XFCE in favor of KDE Plasma. The global zoom feature works very well -- apps are super crisp, almost like Retina.
Except... Pd's Tcl GUI scales some elements, but not all. Menu text is scaled but window sizes are not. Patch objects are not scaled -- zoom = 2 helps, but then the patch window (which had been big enough) is now too small to see the same contents as on my old system. Basically you can't make patches that look good in both yesteryear's typical resolution and modern displays.
I'm just wondering how people deal with this.
Use zoom and accept that the patch windows will be too large on other systems.
Or, set the system to lower resolution (affecting the clarity of all apps -- I've tried this, everything looks like jpg, it's kinda gross).
Or, use Purr-data because they've actually done the heresy of replacing the GUI. (Also checked this out, but it seems purr-data handles [declare]s differently...? Gaaaahhh...) But this isn't quite a realistic option in the near term because I don't want to confuse the students with only a month of class left.
Any other thoughts?
Will Pd-vanilla ever unshackle itself from Tcl?