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My question relates to using css @media screen queries. For example, I have a 10" tablet that shares the same default screen resolution as my large 22" desktop display monitor, That resolution is 1920 x 1080.  The webpage I've designed - which basically is just a video player laid on top of a background image - looks and functions great on my 22" desktop monitor, but not all that great on my 10" tablet. Well, technically I guess it looks okay, but the usability of the video player becomes a little more awkward on the tablet (touch instead of mouse). So . . . is there some way that I can still use the @media screen query (or some other media query) to load a different background image for the tablet? In other words, I'd like to write a style sheet that would style the page differently for these two devices, even though they share the same screen resolution. Is that possible? Is there a way, for instance, to specify diagonal screen size in addition to pixel resolution in a style sheet in order to make this happen? I've just recently been introduced to media queries, so . . . there may be a very simple way to accomplish this that I'm just not aware of. (??) Thanks!
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No, media queries are based on device width and height only and not the device type.
Depending on what type of device you want to detect you may get away with using js to change the background at the client side
http://www.abeautifulsite.net/detecting-mobile-devices-with-javascript/
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