Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 7th Jun 2014 00:53 UTC
Xfce Over the past several years, mobile devices have greatly influenced user interfaces. That's great for handheld users but leaves those of us who rely on laptops and desktops in the lurch. Windows 8, Ubuntu Unity, and GNOME have all radically changed in ways that leave personal computer users scratching their heads.

One user interface completely avoided this controversy: Xfce. This review takes a quick look at Xfce today. Who is this product for? Who should pass it by?
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Reducing screen resolution? Really?
by tidux on Sat 7th Jun 2014 14:13 UTC
tidux
Member since:
2011-08-13

I'm pretty sure Xfce has let you scale fonts for at least five years, genius. Reducing screen resolution is the idiot's method of increasing "readability."

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

That's pretty harsh. Maybe it's just a personal preference? Font scaling has some issues on certain WMs/DEs, and Xfce in particular can look crappy when you start increasing the font size. Some of the window decoration themes simply aren't designed for scaling up the fonts. With a good enough monitor, reducing the resolution can give you a correctly proportioned, easily readable screen without goofy-looking fonts.

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Lobotomik Member since:
2006-01-03

I am sure what he means is telling the system that the screen is higher dpi that in actually is (like setting pixel density 150dpi instead of what could be the actual 100dpi) so that the desktop believes the screen is smaller and it renders things larger. Or maybe the reverse, if the text you get by default is too large text, like with Ubuntu.

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