Linux desktop and high resolution laptops

Michael Stahl mstahl at redhat.com
Mon Jan 12 11:23:34 UTC 2015


On 11.01.2015 11:42, drago01 wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 11:21 AM, Peter Laursen <jazcyk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> "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 obvious).
> 
> A non integer scaling factor can't work, see
> http://blogs.gnome.org/alexl/2013/06/28/hidpi-support-in-gnome/comment-page-1/#comment-1814
> for details.

Apple would agree with this:

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8634895

but on the other hand Mozilla claims that non-integer scale factors
empirically work well for the web:

http://robert.ocallahan.org/2014/11/relax-scaling-user-interfaces-by-non.html

is there something particular to HTML/CSS that makes this work better
for the web than desktop apps, or do web users have lower expectations
of rendering quality, or what?




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