Optimising Screen Resolution and Legibility

I have a problem with screen resolution in Display Configuration. It has been suggested that it is not a good idea to use a lower resolution to improve legibility but to use a higher resolution and then alter the font size to compensate; thus gaining the clearest image. I have found that the most comfortable compromise is to set Display Configuration to 1024 x 768 as this gives me a good size of text. If I set the screen resolution to 1280 x 1024, by no means the highest available, the image of this text as I am now typing is almost too small for comfort. I am using Firefox browser but neither changing the font size in browser settings nor in System Settings appears to make any difference. Please could somebody advise me what I should do to improve readability and still allow highest screen resolution.

Change the dots per inch to higher numbers

On 2015-04-13 22:16, Budgie2 wrote:
>
> I have a problem with screen resolution in Display Configuration. It
> has been suggested that it is not a good idea to use a lower resolution
> to improve legibility but to use a higher resolution and then alter the
> font size to compensate; thus gaining the clearest image.

It is true that with flat displays, it is best to work them at the
biggest resolution they support, or what is the same, their native
resolution. All other resolutions are made by some kind of quick
conversion, and some quality is lost.

However, it is also true that there is not a quick setting in Linux that
changes the sizes of things to be “bigger”, or just letters to be
bigger. You can alter the DPI setting in the config, perhaps. It works
for some people.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.

(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” (Minas Tirith))

make sure that Fonts->Use anti-aliasing is Enabled and the Hinting style configured to Full. It has dramatic impact on readability / sharpness of your texts.