Linux desktop and high resolution laptops

drago01 drago01 at
Mon Jan 12 13:02:09 UTC 2015

On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 1:08 PM, Peter Laursen <jazcyk at> wrote:
> 1)
> Good point here "Apple can afford it as they control both HW and SW".
> Let us take an example: say we have 14" and a 15" laptop with same physical
> resolution. If the logic is simply to scale a factor 2 if DPI exceeds a
> certain fixed threshold, it may happen that this threshold is exceeded on
> the 14" screen and not on the 15" and icons, controls, text etc.will be
> printed to the screen almost twice as big on the 14" screen as compared to
> the 15".  This makes little  sense to me. The small one may have a better
> quality monitor and could in some cases actually better be able to cope with
> unscaled display than the bigger one. An one person may be able to (and may
> prefer to) ane another person may not.
> 2)
> "The web has a concept of device pixels vs css pixels as well".  Does
> anybody know how Chromebooks handle it? That could bring a new perspective
> into discussion.

Which discussion actually? It is not clear to me what are you asking
here. You asked a question it got answered.

The other mails are basically

1) Don't take control away from the user --- no one is doing that
2) Give us a non integer scaling factor --- you have been told why it
is not feasible
3) Multimonitor --- as already stated this requires wayland and will
be hopefully done for F21

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