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[Q] Which environment allows to use small fonts, and ignores DPI ?

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By doublehp, Senior Member on 22nd June 2014, 02:18 AM
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My old phone has a 4.3" screen, 544x960; the new one is 4.75, 1080x1920. The new phone is about 15% larger, and has 4 times more pixels; but, bue I read emails, or navigate in menus (like parameters), the new phones shows 10% less text and entries (up to 20% less). Both phones have the font set to small. I have compared Android system menus (like params) and setting menu in apps (same app on both). And in every single test case, the large screen shows less than the small one.

Stupid question: is it possible to ask Android to ignore DPI, and use really small fonts so that I don't have just 4 or 5 menu entries per screen, but rather 10-15 ?

Serious questions: which environment would allow me to custom graphical settings ? which ROM ?

I use ADW; it's a good start, but it's just a Launcher. It does not help for system menus, and menus in apps.
23rd June 2014, 06:19 AM |#2  
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Changed from 480, to 390 ... and I am wonderfully happy !!!

The app is tricky to use; think 5 times before you "go". Read carefully options in the menu.

After entering a value, before clicking go, you need to select an entry in the menu on the left of go; the menu is hardly visible; bad contrast; i will complain to author.
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