> I tend to agree regarding things like resolution. Screen
> resolutions are fixed entities, and should be set to exactly match the
> hardware involved.
Many people still don't see it that way. And in a way, they are
Nobody prevents you to use 800x600 on a display which is capable of
However, modern displays only work well at one resolution, their native
resolution. Exact halves can work, but odd divisions do not work well.
Some of them are bloody awful.
> So simply playing with screen is X by Y pixels to set things up
> really inadequate.
When you consider screen resolutions as fixed entities, what other
choice do you have but to set up the resolutions of your displays as X
by Y pixels?
None, to be pedantic. But people bodge the resolution to solve other
The size of the fonts
The size of the icons
The size of graphics
Which really ought to be controlled, directly, and individually.
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