Lets Drop Old Monitors

Robert Charbonneau rpc at bewitching.me
Wed Jul 18 20:17:09 UTC 2018

Let's not admonish individuals who are spending their free time 
providing all of us with something for no charge.  When I change 
monitors, I expect there to be some kind of adjustment period.  
Considering it's not something that occurs with regularity in most 
cases, I don't see how it could receive high priority.

On 2018-07-18 04:08 PM, Bill Vance wrote:
> 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.
> Bill
>> David Lang

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