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How to change screen resolution on Gemini PDA?

asked 2018-08-23 14:52:40 +0200

WilbertS gravatar image

updated 2018-08-23 14:54:48 +0200

Gemini PDA has screen with resolution 2160×1080 / 403 PPI. Pictures e.g. in Instagram (web app) are sometimes higher than screen, so you must scroll up/down to see whole pic. Is there any ways to adjust screen resolution?

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Sorry my stupidity. Of course pics can't fit to the screen as most of these are in portrait orientation and Gemini is used in landscape (only). But still, annoying until you're used to it. Btw, same applies on Android side.

WilbertS ( 2018-08-24 16:00:02 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-08-26 18:26:15 +0200

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UI Themer (from Openrepos) seems to be potential solution. Didn't try this yet, but at least it says "UI Themer lets customize icons, fonts and pixel density in Sailfish OS".

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I confirm this usage I use UI Themer with device pixel ration at 1.45 and screen resolution is better (like i see slide to emergency number in lock screen)

kaulian ( 2018-08-26 21:01:54 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-08-26 23:57:13 +0200

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In order to fit the whole picture on the screen, whereupon it would be the size of a postage stamp, you'd need to increase the effective DPI, which would in turn make everything else smaller could it be done at all.

That might be helpful for web pages whose top matter doesn't move when you scroll, so you're left with only two or three lines of text to read, but otherwise it would tax even the best eyesight.

But anything that gives fewer dots per inch would actually exacerbate the problem -- you'd see even less of the picture at any one time. In short, for its various virtues (made generally better through flashing SFOS), the Gemini ain't much of a device for viewing pictures unless you have an external display attached, which I don't think is supported at the moment.

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Thanks, that's what I also thought. Btw, external display is supported - there is a HDMI out, but it requires special adapter: I have Sony portable projector MP-CD1, and waiting to get it attached to PDA once the adapter cable arrives.

WilbertS ( 2018-08-27 09:11:02 +0200 )edit
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