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High-DPI Linux?

I have a Yoga 2 Pro, freshly purchased, with an insanely high resolution screen (3800 x 1800). I generally run Xubuntu in a VM alongside windows, but I'm struggling to make it truly workable. What is the state of the art in resolution independence when it comes to Linux? What window manager should I be looking at, are there guides and tweaks etc.? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 2, 2013 - 3 answers

Can I get some resolution?

Help me figure out how to prepare art for a public screen slideshow. Details inside... [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Aug 12, 2013 - 3 answers

Are laptop screen parts autodetected by the system?

Can I simply physically replace the 1366*768 LCD in my HP EliteBook 8440p with the 1600*900 part and have the laptop autodetect the new screen and show the proper resolution? Or is there extra logic or connectors or dongles or whatever in the main body that must also be modified in order for the display to work, (or maybe it Just Won't Work)? Put simply, is HP 594090-001 plug-and-play? [more inside]
posted by laconic skeuomorph on May 19, 2013 - 5 answers

I'm making videos from screen captures and I'm lost!

I've been tasked with creating YouTube-quality videos using clips generated by the screen capture software applications (Camtasia and Snapz Pro X. I have to bring these clips into Adobe Premiere for editing and to add titles and audio. I can't get my head around the various resolutions at play here and how best to match them up, so rather than more rambling narrative let me ask a few direct questions; [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian on Feb 25, 2013 - 4 answers

Oh such tiny letters.

Just got my laptop back from being repaired and now the recommended screen resolution is making it difficult to see anything written in it. How do I change this? [more inside]
posted by Trexsock on Apr 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Thinkpad X200 Max Screen Resolution

At work I use a Dell Latitude 5400 on XP Pro. In it's dock - which has twin DVI outputs - it can output to a 32" and a 24" monitor at a resolution of 1920x1200 on each. I want to switch out the Dell with a Thinkpad x200 on Win7. It has a VGA output, and if I buy the dock, it too has a single VGA output. How do I determine the maximum resolution I will be able to achieve from the Thinkpad (understanding that dual monitors would not be possible), and will buying the dock enable me to achieve a larger resolution?
posted by forallmankind on Mar 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Why does images look good on a computer screen, but a print-out even at hi-resolution produces images that don't look as good?

Why does images look good on a computer screen, but a print-out even at hi-resolution produces images that don't look as good? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Apr 14, 2011 - 21 answers

Looking for screen resolution breakdown by user demographics.

Looking for screen resolution breakdown by user demographics. [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Jan 26, 2011 - 3 answers

Fix mah fuzzies!

Yesterday I attached my PC to my TV. Across the display, there are barely-noticeable vertical strips of fuzziness...or inconsistency in the resolution. It's annoying the crap out of me and I don't know how to fix it. [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Feb 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Surrounded by darkness...

I have an Omnitech OM22WD monitor and I want to change the display. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Dec 19, 2009 - 0 answers

forcing resolution change - good/bad/otherwise?

What kind of "hardware damage" are we talking about? Netbook screen resolution question inside - please help. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Mar 30, 2009 - 10 answers

19" LCD (1440x900) + (?) + eMachines T2862 = crisp, clear, monitoring

Please help me fit my new monitor to my crappy old computer. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Jan 25, 2008 - 17 answers

How to make Fallout 2 run fullscreen?

Why is Fallout 2 displaying so.. small? [laptop, Windows XP] [more inside]
posted by Drexen on Oct 4, 2007 - 11 answers

What should my screen resolution be?

I'm having some trouble figuring out what my screen resolution should be. My monitor is the Dell UltraSharp Widescreen 2007WFP... which is a 20 inch widescreen. Its native resolution is 1680 x 1050. At this resolution everything is very clear and normal and good. However, everything is a bit too small for me to read comfortably. The monitor is maybe 2 - 2.5 feet away from my face, which I think is normal, but everything is still just a little on the too small side. Because of this, I've been using a 1280 x 800 resolution with a 96 DPI. Everything is easily and comfortably readable for me like this. The only problem is I lose a lot of screen real estate vs its native resolution, and everything becomes just a slight bit less clear. So, what I'm wondering is, what should my settings be? Thanks in advance for any help.
posted by creative on Jun 16, 2007 - 11 answers

Screen resolution problem

Help me understand a screen resolution problem. I just got a brand new lenovo t60 laptop which came with an ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 graphics card. The resolution it came out of the box with is 1400X1050 which when I set it to 32bit color depth looks great. However, if I change the resolution to 1280X1024 which is my ideal one, it looks like utter shit! [more inside]
posted by postergeist on Feb 28, 2007 - 13 answers

Help me shrink my screen!

Why does my computer (Linux, Gnome) suddenly think my screen is 3 feet wide? How can I convince it otherwise? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Feb 18, 2007 - 10 answers

Enable screen resize?

I have a 1024x768 resolution. When I run programs which are native to 800x600, instead of stretching to fit the whole screen, they show in 1024x768, but in a small box in the middle of my screen with a huge black border. The same thing happens when I manually change my resolution to 800x600 - resolution stays the same, but the viewable area shrinks, leaving a small rectangle in the middle and a large blank space around it. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Jan 29, 2006 - 8 answers

Mac Screen Readability

MacFilter: How do you make the screen fonts bigger in OS X? I've just upgraded my grandmother from a virus-infested WinME box to a 17" iMac G5. Unfortunately, the text is much too small for her to read clearly, and she wants her WinMe box back. I've changed the resolution down to 1024x768. Other than seriously degrading the image quality, it doesn't make the fonts much larger.

I'm comfortable working with the command line and editing plists, so don't hold anything back.
posted by b1tr0t on Jan 26, 2005 - 15 answers

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