What is the point of 4k on small display?

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  1. tilleroftheearth

    tilleroftheearth Wisdom listens quietly...

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    Barely readable because it was too small to read, or because...???

    What programs do you run that Windows has such trouble scaling?

     
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    Windows itself has horrible % scaling.

    Look at OSX and Linux, beautiful.

    Almost too small to read. Almost. Unless I sit close, but then the monitor's width blinds me.
     
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  3. TBoneSan

    TBoneSan Laptop Fiend

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    Nothing beats being able to zoom so freely at any time on a Mac OS. This is a feature MS need to get on.
     
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    I keep hearing that but have yet to impact me or my clients...

    OS/X and Linux may be beautiful. What I need from an O/S though is more than skin deep. ;)

    The aspect ratio of the monitor you choose is the issue then. Not (just) Windows scaling problems.

     
  5. Tanner@XoticPC

    Tanner@XoticPC Company Representative

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    Even 16:9 might be problematic if you're talking a larger screen and having to sit close. But if it's one of those ultrawides, definitely would contribute.
     
  6. Galm

    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    I assume you aren't talking about the most recent Windows 10 updates?

    Because this is so unfair to claim. I've said it time and again, most daily task for most people now scale far better on Windows 10 than they used to.

    Chrome is fine, Microsoft Office is fine, music players are fine... That alone is like most of what people do... Not to mention games are fine.

    The largest remaining problem is with the developers who have implemented scaling without the crispness. All that means is that Steam for example looks like it's at 1080p instead of 4K. It is still easy to read. I haven't run into a program that looks tiny from lack of scaling in a long time now.

    This problem is being overblown by a lot of you, it is quite realistic to use a high dpi display on a small windows laptop at this point.

    Did you enable scaling? Because it sounds like if everything including the windows desktop is small you just didn't turn it on...
     
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    I am not, correct.

    Yes.
     
  8. Galm

    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    May I ask what version of Windows you are running?
     
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    W10, Pro x64 - Creators. 15063
     
  10. Galm

    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    And your literal desktop icons fails to scale?
     
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