Amazing Tiger feature!!!Ivan | Tue, 2004-08-24 15:33
You can scale the application windows. Yes, if you feel like the menubar is too small or too big, you don't need to change your resolution, but just change the scale. It's like having the whole operating system as vectors, if I understand correctly. That is something Avalon for Longhorn was gonna do, but it seems like Tiger will have it first!
When a scaling factor is in effect, Mac OS X provides this factor to applications as a multiplier of the base resolution of 72 DPI. Therefore, if the user chooses to display content at 72 DPI, the scaling factor is 1.0. However, if the user chooses to display content with greater detail, the scaling factor may be higher than 1.0.
In order to support resolution independent UI, sources say that Apple will be updating Icon Services in Mac OS X Tiger to support icons that are 256 x 256 pixel in size. The most recent version of Mac OS X supports icons up to 128X128 pixels in size.
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