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 ggeldenhuys on Fri 13th Apr 2012 07:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Desktop mode"
ggeldenhuys
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2006-11-13

Bert64 is correct. X11 has done this for years! X11 has set my dpi to 154 (I think that was the number) on my 8 year old laptop....umm 8 years ago. Windows XP (which was included with the Dell) always hard-coded it it 96 or 120 dpi. Most Windows apps couldn't work in 120 dpi (buttons appear outside a non-resizable window etc), so I was forced to use 96 dpi on a 1920x1200 screen - making for damn small text. Luckily I haven't run Windows on that Dell laptop in years.

Anyway, the hard-coded 96 dpi (from windows) or 72 dpi (from Mac) is what is keeping software and hardware from moving to high dpi displays! Maybe they can actually learn something from X11 and Linux apps (which are much much more high dpi friendly).

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RE[3]: Desktop mode
by lucas_maximus on Fri 13th Apr 2012 07:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Desktop mode"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

XP isn't hardcoded to 120 DPI ... I dunno where you got this nonsense from.

The creator of cleartype was runn 200 DPI on his desktop in 2000 ... he said it was difficult to setup but not impossible.

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RE[4]: Desktop mode
by ggeldenhuys on Fri 13th Apr 2012 10:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Desktop mode"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

XP isn't hardcoded to 120 DPI ... I dunno where you got this nonsense from.

I meant it had two pre-configured settings: 96 & 120 dpi. OEM's gave you one or the other, they NEVER setup your OEM PC or laptop with something else - that was left up to the end-user to experiment with.

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