Linux desktop and high resolution laptops
jazcyk at gmail.com
Sun Jan 11 10:21:31 UTC 2015
"setting a scale factor of two" is a much too simple logic IMO. There
should be a number of scaling option (a logarithmic scale for this would
Besides I am the user and I want controls (per monitor if there is more
than one) so that I can tune it to my taste, the quality of my monitor(s)
and the applications I use. It is OK that the desktop has a reasonable
default, of course, but user controls could be at least "very_small ..
small ..normal/default .. large ..very_large" for instance. System should
not take control(s) away from user.
I accept that there is an ongoing process, and it is not simple nor
trivial. Various mainstream Linux desktops should agree on a common
mechanism (so that it will work for KDE applications running in Gnome, for
instance). But that is of course also not easy. I don't think the
developers of different desktops communicate much and they use different
'abstraction layers' (various versions of qt and GTK as well as X11 versus
Wayland (soon)) for development.
On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 10:51 AM, drago01 <drago01 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 12:07 AM, Peter Laursen <jazcyk at gmail.com> wrote:
> > @drago1 .. you have posted two confilcting statements.
> > Frist you stated that if *the vertical resolution* ... And you even
> wrote a
> > specific number (1440)
> No I did not Florian did. And he meant "a high dpi display with a
> vertical resolution of 1440" not "any display with a vertical
> resolution of 1440"
> > Next you stated that if *the DPI* ...
> > .. there is no simple correlation between monitor resolution and DPI (as
> > monitors have different size).
> Yes I know a hidpi display is one with ... a high dpi value ;)
> What GNOME does is basically this: If the DPI (computed from screen
> size *and* resolution) is bigger then 192 it will turn on hidpi
> support which means
> setting a scale factor of two.
> So if you have 2560x1440 display with a size of 22 inch .. it won't do
> If you have a 2560x1440 display with a size of 12 inch ... it will
> turn on hidpi scaling.
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