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[opensuse] Re: 120 DPI desktop (how to enlarge everyting (pictures, widgets, etc) proportionally,

Felix Miata wrote:
On 2011/10/07 11:13 (GMT+0200) Per Jessen composed:

I don't know how to "open a 120 DPI desktop" ?

What follows really belongs on a Wiki page.

For any not privy to _why_ to open a 120 DPI desktop, the reason is that it is an unofficial but very highly effective way to scale desktop object sizes up or down while keeping the entirety of the desktop itself confined to the display's physical boundaries.
Officially -- it's one of the ways Windows 7 uses to do complete desktop rescaling.

It also supports an older XP model that only resized/scaled text, which resulted in
bad output on any progs not using the windows libs to display text... (like most 3rd party

In essence, you are telling windows to display things as though your screen was
120-dpi. So if if your screen is really 100dpi, then everything will be 20% larger
than it should be. But the boundaries of your screen are still based on the physical pixels,
thus your desktop content is resized.

It's ALOT like the difference between the enlarge text and enlarge all feature built
into Firefox.
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