From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-04 11:22:20
Martin Bonner wrote:
> I moved from 1024x768 to 1280x1024 because I got given a 17" LCD monitor.
> Windows-XP doesn't make a bad fist of scaling everything back again to a
> reasonable size, but a lot of GUIs get a bit messed up because people have
> done everything in pixels rather than scalable graphics.
Exactly. To be clear: moving from a 15" to a 17" monitor would, in my
ideal world, have *no* impact on the physical size of the displayed
graphics, but rather, would add ~ 1.4" in both dimensions to the useful
screen area. How many pixels your display has then only affects the quality
of the rendering, exactly as what you were looking for.
Of course, this requires a completely vector-graphics-based GUI, which
is still the exception.
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