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How to increase DPI of vncviewer?

vncviewer doesn't scale with the DPI of your display, I can't make out anything on this tiny thing: I'm having eye strain from that. The GDK_SCALE=x or GDK_DPI_SCALE=x approaches don't work. How to ...
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thinkorswim installer too small

I am attempting to install thinkorswim on Ubuntu 18.04. I have followed their installation instructions listed here. They are as follows: How do I install Zulu OpenJDK in order to install ...
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How to zoom in the environment to view the menu bar

Any help is appreciated! I am experiencing this problem with quite a few applications on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, where the general menu bar for the application (for example: Notepad++), where we have ...
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How can I increase the dots per inch of a PDF file?

Does anyone know of a program that can increase the dots per inch (DPI) of a PDF files e.g. from 100dpi when scanned to 200dpi? GIMP can do this but the issue is that I have PDFs with many pages. ...
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UI scaling across multi monitors are different

I extended my primary display to a large monitor. Now UI elements such as buttons, menus appear little larger on my monitor. How can I keep the same UI element sizes across both of my displays? Built ...
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Change DPI on Logitech MX Anywhere 2S

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S mouse has support for changing the DPI but only through its software which is unfortunately only available for Windows and Mac. Solaar has support for the but not for ...
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Reset xrandr dpi to default

I changed my dpi with the following command: $ xrandr --dpi 144 How can I reset it to the default value? Or how can I know what the default value is so I can rerun the same command but with that ...
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Wayland: Multi DPI Setup

We are writing the year 2018 and it will not be the year of Linux again! I'm working on Wayland since the beginning of the year (full time!), but it's not that satisfying with a mixed/multi dpi setup. ...
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Xubuntu 18.04 and DPI setting always resetting to 96 DPI

I have a problem that every time I lock screen and log back in in Xubuntu it changes DPI setting back to 96 as reported by xdpyinfo | grep -B2 resolution. I have two monitors set up as one screen. I ...
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Mixed DPI setting on multiple monitors - Ubuntu 18.04 - how?

I have been running Ubuntu 16.04 on my old Dell XPS 9530 with 4K screen, with an external regular DPI screen, and it has been almost OK. I can set scale individually on each screen - and set what ...
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Different DPI for different screens stopped to work on Ubuntu 18/04

On Ubuntu 17.10 I was able to use different DPIs on my internal monitor and external one - 200% for QHD+ internal and 100% for FHD external. Now when I try to switch percent value on either of the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity) keeps forgetting DPI scaling setting

Unity interface scaling resets back to 1.0 on every display reconnection. It worked fine in the past. Any suggestions? Thank you!
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Ubuntu 17 - 2880x1800 resolution

I looked for a solution online. I would like to use the full retina resolution with Ubuntu. As you can imagine, text are too small. I resized them using gnome tweak tool. However, scaling at 1.5 is ...
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Set font DPI (font scaling) in Xorg for light Window Managers like Fluxbox

When using WMs like Fluxbox there isn't support in the WMs to do font scaling. Font scaling should be set at the Xorg level, but in my experience using xrandr in .xinitrc or .xsession doesn't work in ...
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Mouse scrolling jumps up and down (very uneven and hard to control) in Ubuntu 15.10

I have Ubuntu 15.10. Page scrolling is very hard to control with this mouse. When attempting to scroll with the mouse wheel, the scrolling sometimes moves erratically and often jumps back in reverse. ...
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Dealing with a high DPI display

I recently purchased and installed Xubuntu 17.04 on it. Aside from some Secure boot finagling, it seems to be running fine, but the DPI is super tiny. I'm running a 1080p resolution on a 14in ...
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How to find screen DPI on Mir in Ubuntu Touch from command line

I know that in X display server you can do: $ xdpyinfo | grep dots but how to achieve this in Mir display server on Ubuntu Touch, where there is no xdpyinfo?
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Changing DPI of login screen (Ubuntu 16.04)

Is it possible to change the DPI of the greeter? I have a new laptop with a 1080p screen and all of the fonts/menus are too small. I can change the scaling setting for my user account but there doesn'...
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How can I make Mouse/Keyboard drivers to work?

What can I do if I want to download a mouse/keyboard driver but it's not native with Linux, how can I adjust DPI, and the RGB lighting?
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Window Sizing on High DPI Screen?

I have a 4K monitor set up for 2x scaling using the GNOME tweak tool. When I open PlayOnLinux the menus are nearly untraversable and when I go through the menus to install a game, the next and exit ...
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Ubuntu touch desktop mode display settings

I have a couple of questions about the desktop mode on ubuntu touch (I currently have a Meizu Pro 5). When I connect the phone to an external display (1920x1080 screen, I think, using a Microsoft ...
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chrome resolution changes when monitor is turned off

Having an issue with Google Chrome resolution/dpi changing when I turn my monitor off. I'm pretty sure that this is all related to the scaling factor from Universal Access Panel. in which I have large ...
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Ubuntu guest 15.10 and 14.04 font rendering issue on a high-resolution monitor

Ubuntu as a guest OS in VirtualBox 5.014 with latest VBox Guest Additions installed. The fonts render irregularly (see screenshot at full resolution) I tried changing the "Scale for menu and title ...
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Ubuntu + GNOME HiDPI Cursor Size

I've used the GNOME Tweak Tool to set scaling to 2x, and it seems to work almost everywhere, except for my cursor on system toolbars, and I can't figure out why. This imgur shows what I'm talking ...
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Launch a program at double the zoom

I've got a high DPI screen and certain applications (Skype, Gimp, Inkscape) show tiny icons. The rest of the system seems ok, so I'm just wondering if it's possible to launch a program zoomed in 2x, e....
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Ubuntu Mate desktop scaling for 4k displays

I am trying to use ubuntu mate on lenovo y50 having 4k resolution .It seems there is no support for hidpi screens in mate . I was able to manage scaling in gnome desktop using gsettings set org.gnome....
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How to set up Gnome interface for HiDPI screen?

I have a 3200x1800 ultrabook and I would like to decrease the resolution of the screen 2x. The problem is that once I do it all the GUI elements increase in size too much Is there a way how to scale ...
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Dpi/Screen Resol. Test-Case [Ubuntu-Desktop] (seemed to be better with Nouveau) -- Xorg Display Server vs. Proprietary Nvidia .Xorg Drivers

When I first installed Ubuntu I noticed that the plymouth display screen (command-line initialization display or w.e.) Was printing lines of high-dpi text, and just as well, the desktop environment ...
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Need to manually change scaling when remote desktop connecting to high resolution display

I have a Windows 8.1 desktop machine with a 27" QHD monitor. Under Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display, I have set "Change the size of all items" to medium (recommended) so I can ...
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Change DPI on HiDPI laptop with two external monitors

I have a Surface Pro 3 laptop (running Ubuntu Gnome) with two external monitors. The laptop's screen has a resolution of 2160x1440, and the two monitors are 1920x1080. The Surface Pro (eDP1) is on ...
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Chrome 43 DPI Low Resolution

I updated Chrome to Version 43.0.2357.81 (64-bit) and after restarting Chrome it displays it (Chrome) in low resolution (as far as I can tell). The tabs are bigger, buttons and text the same. Most of ...
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icon scaling seems to work partially on a dell 4k display. I'm using ubuntu 14.04

a newbie here. I'm using a dell 4k display on ubuntu 14.04(up-to-date so far). I have already followed the instructions on this link - Adapt Ubuntu to a high-DPI resolution screen - it struck me ...
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How do I change the font size on tab and menu

I'm running 14.10 on my MBP with retina display. I scaled the things to 1.5 in the System Settings so everything is good except Chromium. My chromium looks like this http://i.imgur.com/CNj2nHe.png ...
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Ubuntu & Gnome DPI Nightmare

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS in a machine I'm using attached to a TV. The thing is that when I plugged the USB for installation, I could not go straight away into installation, because the ...
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Chromium browser text too big on HiDPI Display

I am running the Chromium browser on my Ubuntu 10.04 virtual machine. It seems that the text in the tabs and titles is over compensating for the HiDPI support and it looks too big. Screenshot: Is ...
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HDTV recognized as 7-inch screen causes wrong DPI settings

I just finished building myself a Ubuntu HTPC/Home server, and when I was setting it up, it was hooked to a 24" ASUS monitor using HDMI, no problem there, crystal clear image. But now that it's ready ...
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How to change DPI in Ubuntu GNOME 14.04?

What I would like to do is "Change DPI to 144 in Ubuntu GNOME 14.04". Because it's first time to me to use linux, I installed VMware Player in my laptop, and I installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. My laptop ...
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How can I make lightdm scale on a hidpi screen?

I have a laptop with a 3200x1800 screen. When I start up my laptop, lightdm doesn't scale to the resolution and looks tiny. When I lock the screen afterwards, lightdm scales and looks fine. I found ...
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Set Openbox to be readable on a QHD screen?

I have a Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus, which has a Quad HD (3200 x 1800) screen. Needless to say, the scaling on this make the font super tiny and hard to read. In unity it's easy to adjust the window &...
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Fix scaling of java-based applications for a high DPI screen

There are some applications (mainly java based) that don't follow the global 2x scale I set in the screen-settings. So these apps are really tiny on my high DPI screen with 3200x1800px. How can I get ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu LTS to a Version that supports MacBook retina

I have Ubuntu LTS 14.04 with Gnome 3 as GUI installed on my MacBook ( it's a persent ) and some things don not work very well. Like Chromium is eye hurting small and my thunderbold interfaces do not ...
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any support in any Ubuntu flavor for per-display DPI scaling?

my question is about having multiple monitors with different density (DPI) to display the UI at approximately the same physical dimensions. The feature is supported by Windows 8.1 and Mac OS 10.9. ...
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How to adjust DPI in 14.04

I asked about fixing DPI in 12.04. The 14.04 release notes list "Support for High-DPI screens and desktop scaling." Post upgrade, it seems that nothing has changed. Similar symptoms from my previous ...
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How to blanket change scaling of ui elements?

I have a large but not especially high resolution display. I don't want to change the font sizes, but rather I want to change how large everything appears other than text. I want to know how to do ...
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How can I get more granular control of Unity scaling factor?

In the Displays section of the settings, Unity has an option to set "Scale for menu and title bars". This option is presented as a slider with notches every .125. However, I find that the optimal ...
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How can I change the dpi of my monitors separately? [duplicate]

I have two fullHD monitors, one of which is a 15" Laptop screen. How can I change the DPI of only that particular screen, to read text more comfortably?
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How can I configure X11 so I can independently set the DPI for each monitor? [duplicate]

I am not just asking how to change the DPI of X11 as a whole, but instead how to make each monitor run on a separate DPI. I am trying to use two 900p monitors (19 inch) and one 720p TV (30 inch).
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Adjust Firefox and Thunderbird to a High DPI touchscreen display (retina)

If you are using a high DPI Display with a resolution of 3200x1600 px you can adjust Unity with a System wide Menu and titlebar scaling But Firefox is not really ready for this: All pages and the ...
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Third party applications on HiDPI display

I noticed that some apps (Google Chrome, Viber, VKAudioSaver) have problems with HiDPI dispays (everithing is too small). Other apps work nice. Strange thing is that Cromium works good (with some ...
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When will ubuntu fully support high resolution displays

I've tried tinkering with font sizes in the unity-tweak-tool and changing the scale in the display but have been unable to find a workable solution. Will there be proper support for this in the ...
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