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1718 Views 27 Replies Latest reply: Aug 10, 2011 4:54 AM by Björn Herrmann RSS
  • Sekoya Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Apr 18, 2011 6:37 AM (in response to Bob Jacobson)

    Why do we get higher dpi displays (or get them forced on us, the standard MBP dpi has increased from about 100 dpi to about 130 dpi, the new MBA goes even higher)?

     

    a) So, we can get more stuff on the screen (but applications completely nullify this with larger fonts and more whitespace like Skype 5.x and now Apple discussions)

    b) To make things look sharper.

     

    If b) is the main reason then Skype 5.x and Apple discussions are doing the right thing. Since no OS does really great in adjusting to different dpi, maybe what we see here is the only way to get to sharper displays.

  • Bob Jacobson Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Apr 18, 2011 6:55 AM (in response to Sekoya)

    Skype 5.0 has numerous interaction problems as well.   Fortunately, the Discussions aren't as laden with bad UI decisions.  The problem with diddling with these interfaces to make for sharper images, however, is that their sharpness, arguably a cosmetic feature, is bought with awkwardness in the use of the underlying application.  That's a Faustian bargain.  It makes no one happy in the end.

  • 153957 Calculating status...
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    Apr 18, 2011 7:29 AM (in response to Topher Kessler)

    I think this might (should) work:

    #jive-thread-messages-container p {font-size: 0.7em !important;}

     

    paste that in a text file and save it with the extension .css and in your Safari preferences -> Advanced -> choose that file as Style sheet (or just add that line to a style sheet you are already using)

     

    edit: added the !important

    I then tested it and it works!

  • Roger Sinden Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
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    Apr 26, 2011 7:56 AM (in response to Topher Kessler)

    Why should we be force-fed 'modern trends' (whatever they are) ?  I am perfectly happy without an iPhone, iPad, Facebook, Witter, or any other social (I prefer the term anti-social) networks. I think Bob's term 'trendy conceits' sums it up pretty neatly.

     

    There is way way too much white space on this new forum.

  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (13,855 points)
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    Apr 26, 2011 8:31 AM (in response to Topher Kessler)

    Topher Kessler wrote:

    Conversely one might say it's also conceited to keep things geeky and done in "old school" ways that don't blend with the modern trends.

    The "modern" trends that are well suited for social networking sites are not necessarily well suited for support sites. ASC is not FaceBook, nor is it Twitter. ASC is not for idle chit-chat nor are the topics we discuss here easy to limit to 160 or less character messages.

     

    The format should suit the purpose. There is nothing "old school" about that.

  • Sandra Foster Level 4 Level 4 (1,460 points)
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    Apr 26, 2011 8:52 AM (in response to R C-R)

    I agree. While there are some new features that I like, there are several that I think make this new design a step backwards. I'm hoping that the Apple team will take stock of what's being said and make some adjustments.

  • snifflesniffle Calculating status...
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    Apr 26, 2011 9:14 AM (in response to Björn Herrmann)

    I'm pretty sure they see your comments here, I've seen them already make changes that were from what we posted on the site.

  • Ashka Level 4 Level 4 (3,760 points)
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    Aug 9, 2011 4:08 PM (in response to Björn Herrmann)

    Hi Björn

    If all else fails:

    http://www.apple.com/support/feedback/

  • Bob Jacobson Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Aug 9, 2011 4:47 PM (in response to Björn Herrmann)

    Yup, no one gets 10 points for the correct answer.  There isn't one.   Apple makes great technology, not applications.  Not social media.

    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), MacAir+Lion | Apple User Since 1981
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