Lets Drop Old Monitors
kbun at xpresso.seaslug.org
Wed Jul 18 20:41:06 UTC 2018
On Tue, 17 Jul 2018, Karsten Loh wrote:
> I've to say I'm a bit puzzled which programs you are running that won't work
> with the Scale display function. I'm running my HiDPI Monitor for over a year
> now and I found only few programs (and they keep getting fewer thankfully) that
> did not adhere to the setting. Mostly those are java programs (which cause the
> same problem on Windows btw.) and older GTK programs).
> Btw. no offense, but it might help if you stop calling your 4k display "HD". In
> computing HD is generally understood to indicate a resolution of 1920x1080 px.
I see your point, but 1920X1080 is what I have.
> I don't think there is much need to allow for increasing fonts, icons, etc. for
> most people at that resolution. What you are referring to is usually called a
> HiDPI or 4k monitor. Stating HD while actually referring to HiDPI is going to
> throw of a lot of people.
I've been running 16.04 since Oct/Nov of last year. At that time
it was, (_LARGE_), magnifying glass only. And yes, things have
improved somewhat since then, but there's still plenty of miss-
matching happening. A couple re-installs picked up fixes from
before, but there were still plenty of problems.
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> hosts in the dungeon provide an appropriate atmosphere, they tend to provide val
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> On 17.07.2018 21:28, Bill Vance wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jul 2018, Bmarsh wrote:
> From: Bill Vance <kbun at xpresso.seaslug.org>
> Subject: Re: Lets Drop Old Monitors
> Date: 7/17/18 10:42 AM
> To: Kubuntu user technical support
> <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> On Mon, 16 Jul 2018, Doug wrote:
> > have you tried changing the DPI setting?
> > That is one of two methods of changing font
> sizes in
> > system
> > settings. Neither of them is anywhere close to
> > perfectly.
> > 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.
> I don’t much care for the idea of individual
> adjustments. I really don’t want
> to have to go thru what could be 100 or more
> ‘adjustments’ every time I switch
> to a new release or download a new app. Just one would
> With appropriate default values, you shouldn't need to make
> more than just a few adjustments, if that many.
> and I hate to say
> this but Windows handles different monitors quite well.
> Which only says that Linux needs to pull it's head out,
> and get to work.
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