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Author Topic: How do you cope with high resolution displays?  (Read 1533 times)
nightflier
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« on: January 04, 2014, 03:47:55 pm »

High resolution displays, and Home Theatre PC's present a similar problem: Things get to small for comfortable viewing. On my HTPC I spent a lot of time tweaking KDE3 by increasing font sizes and whatever else could be scaled up, so that it is readable from the couch.

Recently I set up a laptop with a 14' screen at 1920x1080 resolution. Beautiful display, but only young eyes could see well enough to use it at default settings. After much trial and error I found that KDE4 allows you to force higher dpi settings, which scales the desktop in a uniform manner. The result is quite good without having to tweak a lot of separate settings.

Anyone else dealt with this issue, and have tips to share?


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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 02:41:10 am »

Stay poor like me. You'll have nothing but bargain basement stuff and won't need to worry about those fancy toys. LOL
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 06:41:24 pm »

simply using xfce4,under settings, -appearance-fonts, set DPI as 200-250,
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 06:24:38 pm »

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Stay poor like me. You'll have nothing but bargain basement stuff and won't need to worry about those fancy toys. LOL

id second that but im too poor to have 2
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2014, 02:28:01 pm »

What I found handy was gtk-chtheme.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2014, 04:39:43 am »

simply using xfce4,under settings, -appearance-fonts, set DPI as 200-250,

Finally tested that, and I'm duly impressed with the result. Thanks!  Grin
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