I’m not sure if this is the place to ask this, but in the Gargoyle interpreter for Linux, is there a way of setting the left and right margins so the text never exceeds a certain width? I have a wide monitor and I keep losing my place when a paragraph spans the entire width of the screen.
I’m also not really finding any resources for how to write a configuration file for Gargoyle anywhere on Google, except for font size and font family.
This isn’t as much of a problem when I put Gargoyle on the left and a map program on the right, but I use Gargoyle for testing my own stories and I don’t open a mapper for those.
I think the standard method is to use Gargoyle in non-fullscreen mode, then it will default to the “
cols 60” width which is set in the config file (and will resize only if you make the window larger).
You don’t need to write a config file from scratch, the included
.garglkrc) has comments on the various settings.
It seems the most direct way to achieve a relatively narrow text display in a wider window would be to set
lockcols to 1:
lockcols 1 # set to 1 to enforce col count
and of course set
cols to your preferred width (or leave it at the default of 60):
cols 60 # nice good line length for reading
Alternatively, you could increase
wmarginx, for example from 20 to 500, depending on the width of your screen:
wmarginx 500 # space around the window frame
You truly are a saint! Thank you!
None of the config files generated on my machine for some reason, so I’ve been writing
.garglkrc from scratch using snippets I could find here and there. So far, only managed to set a dark theme lol.
This works like a charm! I’m so happy to see this; thank you again!
Also really pleased that I can use the same column width whether it’s fullscreen or half-screen!!