isn't it done already?
angrykeyboarder at angrykeyboarder.com
Fri Dec 23 22:42:56 GMT 2005
Michael Shigorin wrote:
>...but seriously, if you're power computer user for that much
> years and have that good sight (mine was 10/15 last time I've
> checked, and things went worse since then it seems) -- why not
> afford for at least 19" CRT or 17" TFT, whatever eyes would
> accept better?
I bought my first TFT a year ago. It's 19". It took some doing to get
used to 1280x1024 I'd spent the previous 6 years with a 19" CRT at
1024x768 and prior to that a 17" @ 800x600. I envy those with good
eyesight. Mine is *at best* 20/40 in eye and 20/60 in the other.
In Windows switched to "Large Icons" and "Large Fonts" and that made a
reasonable difference. Linux is a whole different thing, especially
considering I switch between KDE and GNOME a lot, but I generally set
the DPI to 100 or 110 and that helps.
> Hm, when I was working with Macs I didn't really pay attention
> for DPI, I just noticed that the system "knew" what the monitor
> size and "native" resolution were. Windows is really severely
> broken regarding handling physical sizes internally, and a lot
> of applications are really hardwired (basically unsuitable for
> running on ~200dpi TFT or inside wine which *knows* the real DPI
> from X server and DDC ;-). At least as far as devs here tell.
I've never had a problem in Windows. It pretty much knows what to do
with my monitor. I just change the settings, because I'm "blind", not
because Windows wasn't doing it right.
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