Author Topic: Bought a 27 inch 2K monitor  (Read 1304 times)

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Bought a 27 inch 2K monitor
« on: July 31, 2018, 09:08:21 PM »
Should I just keep it absurdly close to my face when coding or scale it down to a lower resolution? everythings slightly smaller than it was on the 24" HD one I had before, but with a fuckton more space to work with

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Re: Bought a 27 inch 2K monitor
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 09:10:11 PM »
"Coding" ay?

Re: Bought a 27 inch 2K monitor
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 09:26:14 PM »
Back off slightly from "absurd" to "surreal" ranges. Acquaint yourself with the true sizes of things by measuring a stick.

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Re: Bought a 27 inch 2K monitor
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 10:17:13 PM »
I've got a 28 inch monitor and use it all the time for coding. No need to drop it down.

Re: Bought a 27 inch 2K monitor
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 10:23:09 PM »
Can't you just increase the size of the font on your coding thingy?

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Re: Bought a 27 inch 2K monitor
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2018, 10:39:09 PM »
You fucking great big show off.

Z

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Re: Bought a 27 inch 2K monitor
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 01:10:09 PM »
Can't you just increase the size of the font on your coding thingy?
...that would work actually, yeah.

Half the internet looks like shit on a 2K monitor too. Cookd and bombd 's fucked up text sizes make it almost as unreadable as on mobile

You fucking great big show off.
What's your setup like? I'm picturing either just a laptop or three screens side by side

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Re: Bought a 27 inch 2K monitor
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2018, 02:44:57 PM »
What's your setup like? I'm picturing either just a laptop or three screens side by side




Re: Bought a 27 inch 2K monitor
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2018, 03:52:16 PM »
Depending on your OS, you can do scaling which makes elements bigger whilst keeping everything* lovely and crisp to look at. Here's a guide for Windows 10;

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/4597/windows-10-feature-focus-display-scaling

*Some programs won't support DPI scaling so they'll still look tiny/pixelated.

Re: Bought a 27 inch 2K monitor
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2018, 06:25:49 PM »
I couldn't imagine not sitting two feet from a 55" telly.

I'm saying not EVER in ANY context.

Re: Bought a 27 inch 2K monitor
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2018, 08:42:29 PM »
Half the internet looks like shit on a 2K monitor too. Cookd and bombd 's fucked up text sizes make it almost as unreadable as on mobile

If you're using firefox, hold ctrl and move your scroll wheel up to make things bigger. Hold ctrl and press Zero to make things go back to default.

Z

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Re: Bought a 27 inch 2K monitor
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2018, 09:22:02 PM »
If you're using firefox, hold ctrl and move your scroll wheel up to make things bigger. Hold ctrl and press Zero to make things go back to default.
that leads to "half the internet looks gigantic on a 2K monitor"

Just use a container bro, even if it's an extreme one (say 1600px max-width), it'll stop sprawling messes

Re: Bought a 27 inch 2K monitor
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2019, 10:19:10 PM »
that leads to "half the internet looks gigantic on a 2K monitor"

No, because it remembers the scaling per site.

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Re: Bought a 27 inch 2K monitor
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2019, 10:39:54 PM »
2K is way too much to spend on a monitor if you ask me.