How scaling work

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How scaling work

Postby Karakoram » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:31 pm

I would like to buy this monitor from Dell (UltraSharp 25 U2518D).

But i am not sure if it's a good idea. The screen size is 25 inches and the resolution is 2560 x 1440. I really don't know how the scaling will work whit this size and this resolution.

Now i have one 24 inches at 1920 X 1200 and i feel that everything will look smaller on the U2518D.

What do you think about this ? I am right ?

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Re: How scaling work

Postby catweazel » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:34 am

It's basic math. Everything will look smaller. With the new monitor you're squeezing in far more pixels but with only 1" diagonal additional screen surface area.
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Re: How scaling work

Postby Karakoram » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:15 am

But the automatic scaling in MInt wont do anything for that ?

The scaling just work for 4K monitor ?

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Re: How scaling work

Postby Neil Edmond » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:09 am

Why spend extra money for a high resolution monitor and then use software to scale down to a lower resolution? Doesn't make any sense to me.

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Re: How scaling work

Postby Karakoram » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:50 am

It's positivism... Everything new is suppose to be better !

Nobody know if the scaling of Mint will do good work for the monitor i want to buy ?

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Re: How scaling work

Postby hannu » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:02 pm

Karakoram wrote:I would like to buy this monitor from Dell (UltraSharp 25 U2518D).

But i am not sure if it's a good idea. The screen size is 25 inches and the resolution is 2560 x 1440. I really don't know how the scaling will work whit this size and this resolution.

Now i have one 24 inches at 1920 X 1200 and i feel that everything will look smaller on the U2518D.

What do you think about this ? I am right ?


Both Mate and Cinnamon support scaling very well. If you are a photographer, you will want to have a 3840x2160 monitor. I have used one some time now, both with Cinnamon and Mate. I prefer Mate.
Here is how:
1.) Mate:
choose System -> Preferences -> Appearance > Fonts tab > Details button > Resolution. On the top of the dialog there is a Resolution entry field where you can enter or increase the DPI setting. I find around 140 good for a 4K monitor.
2.) Cinnamon:
- desktop manager provides support for HiDPI. Go to Preferences > General > Desktop Scaling > Use interface scaling > AUTO, Normal or Double (HiDPI)

Both work very well, some apps may need manual font size adjustments. This scales the fonts, window decorations, menus etc. but leaves the contents (graphics, photos, videos) fully high res which is the purpose of the hi res monitor.

Hannu


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