Linux desktop and high resolution laptops
jazcyk at gmail.com
Sun Jan 11 14:22:40 UTC 2015
Just one clarification: the reason for extensive references to Win8 is that
we are primarly discussing the Linux desktop on hardware designed for Win8
(and vice versa).
On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 1:29 PM, Peter Laursen <jazcyk at gmail.com> wrote:
> @Chris .. very good link. Thanks!
> -- Peter
> On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 1:22 PM, Peter Laursen <jazcyk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Please see attached image. I think many people here may not know Win8
>> very well.
>> This is the user control on a small 11" Win8 notebok (actually a tablet
>> with an optional keyboard with built-in touchpad), that I use for GPS
>> primarily. The physical resolution of the screen is 1920 horizontally. The
>> traditional desktop interface scales as default to 1280. Usable, but
>> everything is a little small though.
>> However you can actually increase (but not decrease) to 125, 150, 200,
>> 300, 400 and 500% of default sizes as the image shows. This setting has
>> effect for the traditional desktop as such and all applications opening on
>> it. Additionally applications (including the desktop itself) can be scaled
>> individually with 'gesture' if they are built with the option (what few
>> applications for traditional desktop are. Also not Notepad as I wrote
>> before. But Explorer/Windows file manager is for instance).
>> This provides reasonable control, but Win8's interface is confusing
>> (settings are hidden behind a number of dialogs as often in Windows) and
>> complexity of the workings of multiple settings doing partially the same is
>> difficult to understand. And it also seems to have changed since I had this
>> machine 10 months ago (maybe when upgrading from Win8 to 8.1). I remember
>> it being otherwise and simpler, actually (I don't tweek it every week).
>> Some details may change again with Win10. It may also matter for some
>> details here that Win8 idetifies this machine as a 'tablet' - probably
>> because all that is not basic tablet hardware is attached with USB (not
>> using a standard USB jack - but 'device manager' reports them as attached
>> with USB, so they are!).
>> -- Peter
>> On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 12:01 PM, Chris Murphy <lists at colorremedies.com>
>>> This problem reminds me of this:
>>> A 12pt font should look useful everywhere
>>> desktop mailing list
>>> desktop at lists.fedoraproject.org
>> Hilsen / Regards
>> Peter Laursen
> Hilsen / Regards
> Peter Laursen
Hilsen / Regards
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