Some progress to handle notches / cutouts of phones better in : I have a small lib that gets panel cutout / notch information as paths and can calculate a bounding box . can use it to render cutouts for debugging and can use it for layout (so far only to shift the panel down). (see follow up posts for more pictures).
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@agx On my OP6 I currently shift the clock to the right. I'd much prefer a smaller panel with more efficient icons e.g. signal bar with 4G could be combined and location could be on the left to allow wider date or battery percentage which could also be part of the icon. 250% scale is perfect for this phone but messes up the keyboard and lockscreen.

@joshfowler I assume you apply some custom CSS then? Both 's lockscreen and -osk-stub look right here at scale 2.5 (got myself temporary access to a Oneplus 6T to check that)

@agx Not as far as I know, using stock pmOS but adjusted things with the Tweaks app provided with the image, that might change the css?

@joshfowler hmm...seems my reply somehow vanished: pmOS tweaks sets CSS which likely causes your problem. Basically if you add additional CSS you got to keep the pieces.
There's some other caveats with fractinal scaling atm but phosh itself should render correctly at scale 2.5 (it does here on current main).

@agx I removed the customisations in ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css, rebooted, changed the scaling and it still does the same thing to the keyboard.

@joshfowler But lockscreen is fixed?

Your screenshot show's squeekboard so I assume you're hitting . I'm using phosh-osk-stub instead as I rely on some of it's features and that ones scales according to the screenshot I posted.

@agx My apologies "messes up the lockscreen" isn't very descriptive so I will attempt to explain better. The scaling on the lockscreen is correct, same as in Phosh, but it groups the numbers together on the numpad input because it is scaled away from the edges of the phone. At 300% scaling I regularly miss a number when unlocking, with 250% it's every time.

Aha, so there is a different keyboard! Do you know of a guide to switch between them?

@joshfowler Ah regarding lock screen, you want to send patches to allow for more spacing between the keys and maybe even scale up a bit.

Regarding switching keyboards:
That depends on your distro. In Debian it's just `update-alternatives`. On pmOS building from source and installing to `/usr/local/` should do the trick. That's at least how I run it there for testing. Note that phosh-osk-stub is experimental so make sure you have ssh access.

@agx I'm not sure where I would even begin with patching Phosh myself, I've only ever worked on smaller projects with other devs to guide me. (I work as DevOps but do some Dev work when needed)

Thank you, I'll give it a go. I do have SSH setup so hopefully I won't lose access!


@joshfowler I think the best thing is to have phosh running nested on your desktop and then use gtk-inspector to modify e.g. CSS at runtime. That's easier (and faster) than pocking at the phone directly.

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