[patch] desktop icon text lines

Martin Koller m.koller at surfeu.at
Sat Nov 27 14:50:36 GMT 2004

On Sunday 21 November 2004 21:03, David Faure wrote:

> Personally I'm for committing the "make it configurable" patch.

I did that now, but have seen, that I have to also solve the general problem 
with #79932 (as the number of icon text lines is always limited to 2 in the 
calculation for the desktop grid).

Thinking about the general problem, I would implement the following:

The main thing which the user definitely has to be able to configure, is the 
amount of text he wants to see (this can not be calculated).
With the mentioned patch, he can already define how man lines he wants to see. 
What he currently can not do, is to define the maximum width used for one 

I think everything else can be calculated on the basis of the already known 
pieces, like icon size, font size, etc.

So I would remove the current config setting "DesktopGridSpacing", which I 
think one can nowhere define (except in the file) and replace it with 
"TextWidth" (according to the "TextHeight" which already exists).
I would then integrate this setting in the advanced background dialog, where I 
put the number of lines (probably with a default of 60 or so.)

Do you think that's ok ?

Best regards/Schöne Grüße

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