The Ten Foot Interface

One of the big differences between an HTPC and a desktop or laptop computer is that the user is much further away from the screen. In Mythbuntu, when exiting MythTV, the text and icons on the screen are too small. The browser is no problem as you can use Ctrl-+ to make the page larger. But the desktop is a little tougher. Under Applications -> Settings -> Appearance is a tab called fonts. Check the Custom DPI setting box and change the dots per inch from the default (in my case 96) to something larger. I used 120 and that’s quite readable.