How about just dropping your monitor's resolution? Or getting a bigger size with the same resolution?
Thanks, but this would be a step backward. My photo and graphic arts stuff is best done with native resolution and I really don't want to buy any monitors with lower resolution.
If you cannot read text at that distance and ppi, do you really properly utilize the display when viewing graphics? I think he is trying to suggest you should buy a bigger display, in other words a screen with lower ppi so at your viewing distance you can actually see the detail. You could keep the same pixel resolution, they would just be larger with a larger screen.
Yeah, I get it. But fellas, it's still a kludge!
I have the same problem on my 17" Asus laptop screen. I multitask, and it's the same regardless of which computer or screen I'm using. Sometimes I want to set the browser to something smaller than full screen to make room for whatever else I'm working on, adjust the text size, and read without excessive left-right scrolling.
So far, the Firefox plugin is ugly, but it's working okay for now. Buttons and controls on web pages are messy, but I can read the body text, and this was most important to me.