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Increasing the WinBox font size on OS X

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/07/26

Though the Mikrotik people seem reluctant to make the font size in Winbox configurable, if you run it through WineBottler on OS X, you can scale the individual app. It’s not very pretty but makes it easier to use.

The trick is based on the Windows DPI font settings explained for instance at DPI Display Size Settings – Change – Windows 7 Help Forums and Large Fonts in Registry: Where Exactly? | PC Review but then in Wine.

For Windows, this is a system wide setting, but on a WineBottler application there is one “Windows environment” per application, so it’s application specific and should work for other applications than WinBox as well.

It makes it much easier to do script editing now.

Steps I performed:

  1. Quit all WinBox instances
  2. Open a Terminal
  3. Open this file /Applications/
  4. Find this key and name=value:
    • key
      • [System\\CurrentControlSet\\Hardware Profiles\\Current\\Software\\Fonts] 1460991918
    • name=value
      • "LogPixels"=dword:00000060
  5. Change the name=value to be like this (scales to 133.3333333%)
    • "LogPixels"=dword:00000080
  6. Save the file
  7. Start WinBox

The value increases the DPI from 0x60 (96 DPI) to 0x80 (128 DPI) , but the WinBox software isn’t smart enough to scale a lot of other UI properties based on it (like controls dialogs, grid cell sizes and script editors).

So it takes a bit of experimenting what works well (on my system, dword:00000090 – or 144 DPI) which scales to 150% cuts off too much of the descenders).

Values I tried:

  • dword:00000060
  • dword:00000078
  • dword:00000080
  • dword:00000084
  • dword:00000090

I got at this trick through [Wine] Screen font size then wading my way to find where system.reg was stored on my system.

TODO: dive into Fixing Windows font scaling without restarting | Marc Durdin’s Blog and see if other registry settings need to be applied as well.


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Sending various HTTP request kinds using curl

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/07/25

I’ve been using cURL but always had a feeling not to its potential basically because the cURL man page [WayBack] is both massive and lacks concrete useful practical examples.

For instance, I knew about the --header and --verbose options (I always use verbose names even though shorter -H and -v exist) to pass a specific header and get verbose output, but the man page basic examples like this by Tader:

curl --header --verbose "X-MyHeader: 123"

source: How to send a header using a HTTP request through a curl call? – Stack Overflow [WayBack]

There are some more examples at but they’re hardly organised or documented.

So I was really glad I found the below answer [WayBack] by Amith Koujalgi to web services – HTTP POST and GET using cURL in Linux – Stack Overflow.

But first note that recent versions (around 7.22 or higher) of cURL now need to combine the --silent and --show-error (or in short -sS) parameters to suppress progress but show errors: linux – How do I get cURL to not show the progress bar? – Stack Overflow [WayBack]

Back to the examples

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Posted in *nix, Communications Development, cURL, Delphi, Development, HTTP, https, Internet protocol suite, JavaScript/ECMAScript, JSON, Power User, REST, Scripting, Security, Software Development, TCP, TLS, XML, XML/XSD | 1 Comment »

Some repositories with Mikrotik RouterOS Scripts (so no repos with API interfaces)

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/07/25

For my own reference:


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How to Turn YOUR Handwriting into a Font for FREE!

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/07/24


Tutorial showing how to turn your handwriting into a font for FREE! This is great for making personalized gifts, kids’ crafts, scrapbooking, & more!

It’s all about [WayBack] which can genrerate TTF or OTF form a filled in PDF Form [WayBack] or PNG Form [WayBack]


Source: How to Turn YOUR Handwriting into a Font for FREE! [WayBack]


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“Dance Like No One’s Watching Encrypt Like Everyone Is” T-Shirts & Hoodies by Dumb Shirts | Redbubble

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/07/24

“Dance like no one’s watching.

Encrypt Like Everyone Is”

T-Shirts & Hoodies by Dumb Shirts | Redbubble



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