Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Apr 2012 18:01 UTC
Intel It looks like 2013 is finally going to be the year that we're going to see truly high resolution displays - according to Intel. Retina displays for laptops and desktops for everyone. Considering promises regarding HDPI have been thrown our way for years now, it's high time they became reality. As the article mentions, there's one interesting possible issue: Windows 8's desktop mode. How will it handle HDPI displays?
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RE[2]: Desktop mode
by phoenix on Fri 13th Apr 2012 18:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Desktop mode"
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Well, 120 DPI mode was available in XP. That's not exactly "high-DPI". And there's no way to easily, via the GUI tools, change that to anything higher. And there are so many hard-coded pixel sizing elements in XP that setting it to even 120 DPI made things wonky (text labels overrunning the edges of buttons, menus overrunning the edges of windows, etc).

To say Windows XP supports "high-dpi settings" is disingenuous at best, and certainly misleading.

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