For that resizing window idea

MegaZone (
Thu, 21 Mar 1996 00:18:06 -0800 (PST)

From: MegaZone <>
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Subject: For that resizing window idea
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 1996 00:18:06 -0800 (PST)

>>>Question 1: Does anyone have data (or a data source) on what is the most
>>>prevalent setting for monitors?  640x480? 800x600?  I doubt higher
>>>resolutions will be the most prevalent.
>The answer from Marco Scheluchin follows.
>>I send out wallpaper to thousands of users every week.
>>They include PC, Mac and Unix systems.
>>These are my current percentages:
>>640x480 256 colors          58%
>>640x480 16 million colors    7%
>>800x600 256 colors          15%
>>800x600 16 million colors    4%
>>1024x768 256 colors         10%
>>1024x768 16 million colors   2%
>>1280x1024 256 colors         1%
>>1280x1024 16 million colors .7%
>>1600x1200 256 colors        .5%
>>1600x1200 16 million colors .5%
>>This is not a scientific study, but real world results.
>>As you can most of the world is still 640x480x256.
>>The results are probably skewed a little because
>>my subscribers LIKE graphics.

Just some data, I don't believe it is concrete, but it should show at
least an idea of what is there, and the fact that there is a variety
and trying to force everyone to the same size windows is ludicrous.

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