Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th Oct 2008 15:57 UTC
Windows There is one thing that really pushes my buttons, one thing that is sure to send me off on a rant on life, the universe, and everything. I have a 21" widescreen 1680x1050 display - which might not be large to some of the real geeks in here, but to me, it's pretty huge. With so much screen real estate, why oh why do my friends all still insist on maximising every window they come across when they sit down behind my computer? This - and more - is the subject of the latest post on Microsoft's Engineering 7 weblog.
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RE[3]: Comment by sbergman27
by anevilyak on Sun 5th Oct 2008 20:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by sbergman27"
anevilyak
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2005-09-14

Perhaps a linux/freetype quirk of some form? It's definitely not scaling down to 7 here, and I'm at font size 12 for system fonts also.

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RE[4]: Comment by sbergman27
by Moredhas on Sun 5th Oct 2008 21:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by sbergman27"
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2008-04-10

I'm using Liberation fonts for my defaults in most applications. Although the text is a little small on my screen, 17 inch 1280x1024, it's very legible. I have hinting turned on, and my default font size is 16. The default is so high because my slowly dying motherboard had me trapped at 800x600 or less for a few months, and everything was huge to me. Now, everything looks small if I put it on my usual 12 or 14. If not for Firefox's zoom feature, I'd have given up using Slashdot ;)

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