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Month: February 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Wiki CSS (was: tips on getting TDE to run smoothly)

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:33:11 -0800

On Tuesday 20 February 2018 05:46:06 E. Liddell wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:43:19 +0100
> Thierry de Coulon <tcoulon@...> wrote:
> > That's a problem TDE will have to address too, globaly. I've had a
> > (short) encounter with an HiDPI screen (which is another example of basic
> > stupidity, as HiDPI may be nice for video, maybe gaming, but is totaly
> > useless for work) and TDE was really a pain, because it was designed in a
> > time where such resolutions did not exist and is bitmap based.
> >
> > Windows 10 adapts well, even Gnome 3 can more or less cope with it.
> >
> > So I's say either we provide good bitmaps for HiDPI (I'd be happy to help
> > there), or we turn to scalable elements (seems quite a rewrite), or in
> > the end TDE disappears, because new laptops all come with HiDPI, even
> > cheap chinese ones.
> TDE already has SVG support for some things, but it may need to be extended
> into additional parts of the UI (lacking a HiDPI screen to test, I can't
> say exactly where those would be, though).  Other than that, the main
> things needed would be better support for font scaling, and at least one
> window manager theme and widget set designed to flex without looking
> utterly ugly.  I think.
> I'm starting to think I should be looking for a HiDPI screen I can stick on
> the Raspberry Pi cluttering the shelf above my desk, so that I can at least
> float a sane minimal proposal . . .
> > Why is another question - the screen in front of me is a 27" ,  1920x1080
> > one and I can't see any reason for changing it.
> Two reasons that I can think of:  talking points for marketing, and
> economies of scale in production.  Nothing to do with end users, in other
> words.
> E. Liddell
And most designers of such screens (and other digital toys) are usually 
20-30-somethings who cannot imagine life beyond the age of 35 or 40, and see 
no reason to take into account older users whose eyesight is getting 
progressively worse. 

Of course, to be fair to all sides, I suppose that there is no way of 
anticipating all these issues. I never thought much about bad eyesight until 
it started happening to me. 

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