[winswitch] Several small questions...

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Sun Aug 11 06:14:42 BST 2019

On 11/08/2019 03:55, Perry E. Metzger via shifter-users wrote:
> Howdy! Several small questions about Xpra...
> 1) I note the latest Xpra is 2.5.3, but when I download a recent copy
> for the mac, it claims to be v2.3.3-r20112. I find this a bit
> confusing?
I don't know which download link you are using but I have just verified
and all the canonical names from the download page point to the correct
version, which at this time is 2.5.3:
Maybe you have multiple DMG or PKG files with slightly different names?
Also, MacOS is known to do some really weird things when you have
multiple copies of the same application on the same filesystem.
You can see the download link for individual versions by browsing here:

> 2) I note that even if I set speaker and microphone to disabled on my
> linux server, pulse audio seems to start up when I start up an X
> server. Is this normal?
Yes, if you don't want that then use "--pulseaudio=no" instead.

> 3) I'm running (as you might guess) on a Linux server with a mac
> client. The mac has a retina display. I'd like to take advantage of
> that to have nicer looking fonts and such while working remotely, but
> if I set DPI to 144 (as opposed to 72, which I was experimenting with
> before), it just makes everything twice as big. Is there a way to
> tell Xpra that I want to see higher pixels per inch on the client?
That's a known issue:
The changes are not trivial, but I may be able to get something done for
v4.0. Feel free to subscribe to that ticket.


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