Lets Drop Old Monitors

Bill Vance kbun at xpresso.seaslug.org
Wed Jul 18 20:08:08 UTC 2018

On Tue, 17 Jul 2018, David Lang wrote:

> On Tue, 17 Jul 2018, Bill Vance wrote:
>>>       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.
> you do realize that if the application is reserving space for a piece of 
> graphics, changing that size without the application knowing about it isn't 
> goign to end up working well, right?

Too tiny, or too huge, it's allrerady there, which is why it
needs adjustment.

> you can't solve the problem at the global level, you have to force the 
> application writers to 'do the right thing'

If the means are put out there globally, they'll have to
change their ways if they want their work to continue being
useful, and up to date.  Otherwise it's headed for Ashcanistan.

> Windows does this because they only allow you one way to do things, and if 
> you 
> do it differently, it will break on the next windows update (and it may 
> anyway)
> On Linux, there are many ways to do things, and you can't force the 
> application 
> writers to do the right thing.

There are only so many ways to print text.  If the means are
there to correct this problem, then they have no excuse
whatsoever for being useless arsewipes about not using them.


> David Lang

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