Program scaling in settings, under accessibility.

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Terry Poperszky | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Dec 9 2010 8:09 AM | Locked

A couple of questions for the Logos dev group... (or anyone else who knows ;) )

 

Program scaling on L4Win is quite useful to me as I switch back and forth between laptop and desktop. So useful that I have shortcuts on my command bar for the different sizes. Of course I notice that this hasn't made it into L4Mac yet, so:

1. Is this still on the list of features that will be implemented?

2. If so, Has this been a difficult (i.e. time consuming ) feature to implement?

 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 9 2010 9:51 AM | Locked

Terry Poperszky:
1. Is this still on the list of features that will be implemented?

No - program scaling was in earlier Logos 4 Mac Alpha releases - removed due to Mac OS X technical issues => http://community.logos.com/forums/p/16533/125436.aspx#125436

Option: can scale all Mac OS X programs by changing screen resolution (i.e. smaller screen resolution causes everything to be displayed bigger).

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Terry Poperszky | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 9 2010 10:15 AM | Locked

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No - program scaling was in earlier Logos 4 Mac Alpha releases - removed due to Mac OS X technical issues

 

Thanks Smile, so we do know that they tried it during the alpha and removed it because of issues with OSX. I think I will pass on changing screen resolution, that kinda defeats the purpose of a multi-tasking OS IMHO.

 

Hmmm..... Windows can do it, OSX can't. I guess Steve Balmer is correct ant MS DOES make the superior OS. Devil

 

 

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Cameron Watters (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 9 2010 10:35 AM | Locked

Terry Poperszky:
Hmmm..... Windows can do it, OSX can't. I guess Steve Balmer is correct ant MS DOES make the superior OS.

There's all kinds of things that Windows can do that Mac OS X struggles with, chief among them being regularly crippled by malware and viruses. Windows has been outpacing the Mac at being regularly exploited for fun and profit for well over a decade.

Also, Mac OS X has only a handful of ways to shutdown/sleep one's computer. I believe Vista had something like 13-15? http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2006/11/21.html

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Terry Poperszky | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 9 2010 10:47 AM | Locked

Little sensitive on the subject there Cameron???

 

Not to worry, I am really an OXS fan boy, but  I just couldn't resist the chance to toss that comment out there. I am convinced that if L4 had been designed from the ground up as a native OSX application we would see minor disparities as windows tried to do every thing the same way. It's all good.

 

 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 9 2010 1:56 PM | Locked

Terry Poperszky:
I think I will pass on changing screen resolution, that kinda defeats the purpose of a multi-tasking OS IMHO.

Observation: have seen some Windows and Mac users change screen resolution without affecting multi-tasking of either OS.

Changing screen resolution affects display - smaller resolution effectively magnifies everything - easier to read.  Best looking smaller resolution(s) have same ratio as native display (e.g. 16:10 widescreen ratio: 2560 x 1600; 1920 X 1200; 1680 x 1050; 1440 x 900; 1280 x 800 - these resolutions look sharp on 27" iMac).

Another magnification option is physically moving screen closer, optionally with reading glasses.  Personally bit odd - like monitor about a foot away from my nose - can use native resolution and move eyes quickly to see different parts of screen.  Know others that prefer several feet between their nose and monitor, including some who prefer smaller screen resolution.

When bifocals recommended to me, I asked for single lens prescription whose sharpest focus is a foot away from my eyes (does make things farther away blurry) - do use one pair of eyeglasses for driving (distant vision correction) and different eyeglasses for computer work (near vision correction) - often swapping eyeglasses during day.  Thankful for shirt pocket (store eyeglasses not in use) Cool

By the way, Apple's Developer Reference Library has Resolution Independence not yet intended for end-user adoption (as of Mac OS X 10.5) => http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/HiDPIOverview/Introduction/Introduction.html

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Terry Poperszky | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 10 2010 7:41 AM | Locked

I use progressives and couldn't live without them, I also have a set of computer glasses for my use at my desktop. It isn't a matter of not being able to see, which changing the resolution would help, it is a personal preference on how busy the screen appears on different monitors. Besides, I am not sure what you are using for monitors, but running mine at anything other than maximum resolution produces a fuzzier font, not as clear or sharp.

But on the bright side, if this is the worst drawback of using the Mac version, I will be quite fortunate.

 

 

 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 10 2010 4:48 PM | Locked

Terry Poperszky:
Besides, I am not sure what you are using for monitors, but running mine at anything other than maximum resolution produces a fuzzier font, not as clear or sharp.

Have seen many fuzzy fonts on variety of flat panel displays - Thankfully newer monitors have less fuzz - also like LED backlighting.

Older CRT's can sharply display many screen resolutions - have adjusted many monitors to use higher refresh rate - not like flicker.

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