Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Jul 2013 22:12 UTC
Windows "If you are running a screen resolution of 1366x768 on a tablet, chances are that UI will look good at 100% DPI settings. But what about when you connect that tablet to an external high resolution display? In Windows 8 you can choose either 100% to optimize the UI on the tablet display or up to 150% to optimize the UI on the external display. You have to compromise. Windows 8.1 takes care of this issue by supporting per-display DPI scaling." That's pretty cool. Do other systems support this?
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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by peteo on Tue 16th Jul 2013 15:55 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
peteo
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2011-10-05

I'm still amazed the DPI problem wasn't fixed 10+ years ago.


Because there were no high dpi displays....

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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Tue 16th Jul 2013 17:52 in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
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2005-07-12

Of course there were - maybe not as high DPI as there are now (Though, I'm sure there were), but there was certainly significant variability, especially since CRTs were still very common then. I ran dual 19" displays at 1600x1200 in those days - most 19" displays didn't look that great at that resolution, but mine did. If they were lower quality monitors, well, you'd run at a different resolution, until you found the setting that was still sharp.

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