Originally Posted by BCF68
Trust me the reason why I have my 22" monitor set at 1440X900 is because at 1680X1050 everything is too small for my liking.
What happens when you select larger fonts? There's no way to adjust this?
I hate to tell you but when you change the resolution things can get larger or smaller. My screen is 11.65" high by 18.5" wide. It's obvious if you put more pixels in that area the pixels will be smaller.
The Linux distributions we use are aware of the display's size and resolution so everything is displayed by dpi, not pixels. This is so everything will be the same physical size on all displays regardless of their size or resolution. Stuff on higher resolution displays simply looks sharper, not smaller. Larger displays simply display more stuff. We literally have to do nothing in our applications to make this happen. Our customers can use any display they want at any resolution they want.
It's no different when we print: our 600 dpi printers don't require larger sheets of paper than our 300 dpi printers.
Perhaps other operating systems don't do this automatically.