Linux desktop and high resolution laptops

drago01 drago01 at
Mon Jan 12 13:09:06 UTC 2015

On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 2:02 PM, drago01 <drago01 at> wrote:
> 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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