Lets Drop Old Monitors
kbun at xpresso.seaslug.org
Tue Jul 17 14:37:57 UTC 2018
On Mon, 16 Jul 2018, Doug wrote:
> On 07/16/2018 03:40 PM, David Lang wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Jul 2018, Bill Vance wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Jul 2018, David Lang wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Jul 2018, Bmarsh wrote:
> The problem is with the newer
> video monitors and laptops. A
> year ago, I bought a Lenovo
> laptop with a UHD monitor. (
> 3840x2160 or thereabouts). Darn
> near impossible to install Linux
> and even after a LOT of
> tweaking, the fonts and viewing
> isn’t ideal.
> I keep a magnifying glass handy
> whenever I am using it.
> have you tried changing the DPI setting?
> That is one of two methods of changing font sizes in
> settings. Neither of them is anywhere close to working
> the DPI setting changes not just the font size, but also the
> graphics sizes, at least for all apps that pay attention to this.
Which, unfortunately, is no guarentee that they'll do a good job
of it, which is one of the main reasons I'm lobbying for making
individual adjustments to text, and symbol sizes.
> There really isn't a good way to override what the app does if it's
> not well behaved.
Which is no excuse whatsoever for not being able to do anything
> remember you need to logout after changing the DPI for it to work.
> I recently replaced by 1080 HD monitor with a 4K monitor the same
> size, and I've had a laptop with a 4k screen, so I've had to deal
> with this and with kubuntu, the DPI setting fixed pretty much
> David Lang
I should be so freaking lucky.
> I've been looking at this thread for a while, and it looks to me that the title
> is wrong: it's the old monitors that provide proper sized fonts. I just bought a
> 27" AOC monitor, and I have an older NVIDIA
> card in the machine, and everything works perfectly. Why would anyone want to
> phase out the old monitors? The new one I just bought looks fine. (And the old
> one, a ViewSonic, also worked fine.)
I didn't, "phase out", my old monitor, I used it till it died.
Then I got a new HD monitor, and what was starting to be a
problem on the old one, became infinitely worse. I think
you'll find most people will use their stuff till it wears
out, dies, or otherwise becomes incapable of doing the desired
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