Enable Unity7 for high-DPI desktop displays

Registered by Stephen M. Webb on 2014-01-14

Display devices with higher pixel densities are becoming more widespread and available in the consumer space. Unity7 does not currently work well on such displays due to hard-coded pixel sizes and assumptions about the interaction between pixel densities and view sizes. Some featires in Unity7 need to be adjusted to accommodate the newer hardware.

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
Stephen M. Webb
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Stephen M. Webb
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Unity Maintainers
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Proposed for trusty
Implementation:
Beta Available
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-14.02
Started by
Stephen M. Webb on 2014-03-05

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Work Items

Work items:
[hikiko] add a text scaling factor setter to Ubuntu control center: INPROGRESS
[brandontschaefer] adjust Unity Panel to make height dynamic based on text size: INPROGRESS
[brandontschaefer] adjust OSD to handle dynamic text sizes: INPROGRESS
[brandontschaefer] adjust overlay scrollbars to track text scaling: TODO
[brandontschaefer] adjust window controls to track text scaling: TODO
adjust Unity Shortcuts screen to track text scaling: TODO

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