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: Desktop mode
by lucas_maximus on Fri 13th Apr 2012 07:40 UTC in reply to "Desktop mode"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Hi DPI support has been in Windows since XP.

It is hidden, but it can do it.

Nice Troll though.

Edited 2012-04-13 07:51 UTC

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RE[2]: Desktop mode
by ggeldenhuys on Fri 13th Apr 2012 10:18 in reply to "RE: Desktop mode"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

Yeah, and hardly any apps worked in high dpi mode (back then) as I explained in my other post. Maybe things are slightly better now - I don't know, I moved away from Windows a long time ago.

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RE[3]: Desktop mode
by lucas_maximus on Fri 13th Apr 2012 10:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Desktop mode"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Well that is kinda of the problem. Most complaints about Windows are assuming that the latest version is still XP.

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RE[2]: Desktop mode
by Neolander on Fri 13th Apr 2012 16:52 in reply to "RE: Desktop mode"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Is Windows' high DPI support just about adjusting text size, a setting which I do remembered finding somewhere in Windows 7's control panel, or have Windows GUIs become able to resize such things as icons, fixed-size windows and toolbar buttons in a way that makes high-DPI actually usable without me being aware of it ?

Edited 2012-04-13 16:55 UTC

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RE[3]: Desktop mode
by tidux on Sun 15th Apr 2012 04:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Desktop mode"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

GNOME and KDE have supported SVG icons and arbitrary resizing of fonts for a while now.

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RE[2]: Desktop mode
by phoenix on Fri 13th Apr 2012 18:03 in reply to "RE: Desktop mode"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

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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