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[5]: Desktop mode
by ggeldenhuys on Fri 13th Apr 2012 07:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Desktop mode"
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It's not a "hidden option", it's simply under the "Appearance -> Fonts -> Details" dialog. But yes, it is sad that in recent years the Linux desktops seem to have given way to the "lets ignore X11 dpi suggestions and just force 96 dpi" attitude. I think this attitude was adopted to simply make things like websites look like they do under Windows.

But alas, you can still override this and let X11 correctly detect the dpi value and use it. All my Ubuntu Linux systems are setup like this.

Edited 2012-04-13 07:19 UTC

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