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From: Bill Schofield <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] re:pixel usage
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 06:05:21 -0400
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Ed,
The 'most common' screen resolution appears to be 1024 * 768
(judging from the surveys I've seen on the web), so I'd think that TMG's
default screen layouts etc would be designed for that resolution. Individual
users can then customize the layouts to suit their needs.

If people only want 1 window at a time open, fine. If they want many
many windows open at the same time fine (I'm still saving up for my 20inch
LCD. Though the good thing about procrastinating, is that the longer you
wait, the cheaper computer parts get...). I was just saying that for its
default, out of the box settings, TMG should support the most common screen
resolution, so fewer people would have to customize it.


1280 * 1024

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Eversole [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 4:37 PM
Subject: [TMG] re:pixel usage

Maybe Mr. Schofield is correct that the primary growth market for
genealogical products consists of experienced genealogists wanting to cram
more data onto a screen and not newbies or old duffers like myself who want
technology to make my life easier, not more complicated or harder to
read. But I doubt it. That is a matter for Bob and John's market research
process to determine. I am certainly a fan of bigger, better, higher
resolution hardware. I have used a Nanao T2-20 for years and love it. But
I still buy printed-on paper books to read, not E-books. My point is not to
dumb down software, but to make it flexible enough to be used over the
entire spectrum of equipment used by the potential customer base, while
allowing advanced capabilities to be used by those with more resources.
Dual monitors are an extremely useful configuration for many applications
including genealogy and I am pleased that my operating system allows for
their use but, if Gates required their use, I'll bet even he couldn't sell

Ed Eversole
E162 Project Administrator
16100 Snowshoe Lane
Tehachapi, CA 93561-8423

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