Question about Res Independance

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hollerz, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. hollerz macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2006
    Durham, UK
    I'm not sure I really understand Res Independance in Leopard.

    If I get a 26" HDTV that has DVI inputs and a PC resolution of 1366 x 768, would Res Independance let me make everything smaller, to give me something bigger or similar to the res on my 20" ACD (1680 x 1050)?
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Sort of. The current stuff in Tiger that can be turned on with the developer tools allows you to set a scaling factor that makes everything smaller. The problem with this is that it becomes more difficult to read stuff. The physical number of pixels does not changes. So at a 0.5x scale factor you get 4 "virtual" pixels being rendered in a single real pixel which can only be a single colour.

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