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 bert64 on Thu 12th Apr 2012 22:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Desktop mode"
bert64
Member since:
2007-04-23

X11 does do that, if the monitor returns valid information (many don't) then X11 will set the DPI accordingly.
It's a pet hate of mine that systems other than X11 completely ignore this information, it makes high dpi screens a pain in the ass to use.

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RE[3]: Desktop mode
by phoenix on Thu 12th Apr 2012 22:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Desktop mode"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

In theory, it should. But I've never seen XFree86/Xorg use anything other than 96 DPI unless I manually specify it.

Granted, I don't have any high-resolution/high-DPI screens available (19" 1280x1024 and 21"/24"? 1680x1050) to test with.

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RE[4]: Desktop mode
by cyrilleberger on Fri 13th Apr 2012 05:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Desktop mode"
cyrilleberger Member since:
2006-02-01

Are you using Gnome ? For a long time (and I think it is still the case), Gnome has enforced a DPI of 96, no matter what the hardware or X11 says, with some hidden option to overrule this.

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