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[Discuss] kinda shot myself in the foot with UHD monitors

Have not had an issue personally, running WQHD on a 27" ultrasharp.  but
was thinking of that exact issue with dells new 5k 27".  Some of it is just
personal preference and what one runs.  But something developers will need
to account.
On Sep 6, 2014 7:32 AM, "Stephen Adler" <adler at> wrote:

> So I got want I always wanted... the best freeken monitors I could get my
> hands on.... Samsung UHD LU28D590DS/ZA. (As it turns out, there's a new 32"
> monitor which just came out, so be it for getting my hands on the latest
> technology....)
> So I've run into a rather unexpected problem, I have a monitor with too
> much resolution. I never thought that could possibly happen. My main
> problem is that the font on all the applications I run are just too small
> to read. So I spent time digging through all the font options (I use the
> Gnome desktop environment) and found an option which would scale up all the
> fonts by a factor of 2. So that kinda helped. Now my fonts all look odd.
> Basically, I've ended up with a rather ugly looking environment with
> mismatched font sizes and icons. For example when I run thunderbird, most
> of the fonts are readable, but the text in the actual emails comes up in
> the default font size of 10 or 11 points or something like that and I cant
> read it. I can use the wheel button to zoom the text so I can read it but
> its just an awkward work around.
> So, has anyone run into this UHD problem? Are there any gnome set ups
> designed for UHD resolution which fix all the font and icons to be working
> together to give one a pleasing visual experience when viewing all the
> application windows?
> Thanks!
> Steve.
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