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High DPI (dots per inch) screen resolutions, e.g. 4k/UHD/QHD screens in a relatively small form factor, e.g. laptops/tablets. Use this tag for issues relating to the Ubuntu experience on HDPI screens.

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How to fix blurred PDF preview in TeXstudio under fractional scaling?

I am using fractional scaling in Kubuntu 20.04. When I compile a .tex file in TeXstudio, the preview of the output is blurred (however, the generated PDF is not blurred when viewed in Okular or ...
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How to enable fractional scaling of GTK apps in KDE Plasma?

While Plasma supports fractional scaling of Qt apps very well, the fractional scaling does not apply on GTK apps. GDK_SCALE=2 appname can apply a scale factor 2, but it does not work for fractional ...
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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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The caribou onscreen keyboard covered the input box of the lock screen

Due to my small screen, a 10 inch screen, everything behaves bad with HiDPI. Besides, how can i remove that little guy(accessibility) and the little triangle at the top panel? Thanks!
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Icon too small at Ubuntu 20.04 with HIDPI scale

Everything looks very well after my customize, but emm... This is the first one: so small icon that i can't see it clearly. It's just a 10 inch screen with 1920x1200. Setting: 1. 1920x1200 with ...
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How to scale Windows icons in Wine applications?

I have Wine 5.0 in Ubuntu 20.04 on a 1920x1080 laptop display. Windows applications running under Wine have icons so tiny that they are unreadable. Using winecfg, I can set the "Screen resolution&...
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Ubuntu 20.04 and 21.04: second cursor stuck on the screen 150% fractional scaling on a 1440p monitor after login (XOrg)

EDIT: example https://imgur.com/a/nhzhaSb If "fractional scaling" is set to 150%, then after login there is a second cursor stuck on the screen. Confirmed on both Ubuntu 20.04 and 21.04. It ...
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ubuntu 20.10, Gnome wayland, apps don't scale

ubuntu 20.10, Gnome wayland , apps don't scale. I set one monitor to scale 200% (i'd prefer 150%, but i don't see that option :/) 'ubuntu' apps, like settings or terminal comply with that setting, but ...
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file manager with icon zooming for HiDPI displays

Previously, nautilus could be configured to allow icon scaling at over %200. This appears to no longer available. Is there a competing GUI file manager that is more flexible?
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How to enable transcluency in Kvantum with fractional scaling?

I started using fractional scaling after switching to a HiDPI screen, and noticed that the transcluency in Dolphin, Gwenview are gone. I am using Kvantum. How to enable transcluency with fractional ...
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Display Glitching on Ubuntu 20 LTS

I've recently decided to run Ubuntu as my main OS on my laptop, however I've noticed this weird glitching occurring when I lock/sleep/suspend my laptop. It only occurs when the screen dims and I wake ...
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VLC just plays audio for H.264 and VP8 videos though all necessary codecs are properly installed

Videos that are encoded with H.264 or VP8 codecs (possibly others too), regardless of the container (MKV, MP4, WEBM, etc), will only play audio in VLC, at least in Ubuntu 20.04. Interestingly, GNOME ...
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Problem with full-screen applications and fractional scaling for HiDPI monitors

This is another problem I experience with fractional scaling/HiDPI and Ubuntu 20.10. I have a setup with 2 normal DPI monitors and one HiDPI with 150% zoom. The problem is when an application requests ...
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How to scale up the UI of Spotify for 4K displays

The Spotify client installed from the snap store is barely usable on HiDPI displays and there seem to be no built-in options to scale the UI. Is there a workaround to scale it?
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GSettings key hi-dpi-factor not found in schema

I am almost a beginner to ubuntu. I installed a "netspeed" extension using the guide from here ubuntuhandbook. Its working fine but when I open gnome-tweaks to configure its settings, it ...
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How can I automatically enable large text when logging in to the ubuntu session? [duplicate]

I enabled the large text option in accessibility menu because I have Full-HD screen. The problem is why the setting reverts itself back to "non-large" mode after I restart my PC? It's funny ...
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Gnome logs in with display scaling problem

I have a problem where after log in some elements of the Gnome interface appear very large, while the applications still render at the correct size. Going into Gnome Tweaks, Fonts, Scaling and ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Wayland fractional scaling and multiple monitors hidden UI elements

I'm using multiple monitors with different DPI and fractional scaling. When I open some window, such as Nautilus, some UI elements are hidden and when I hover over the elements its shows. The below ...
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Display scaling setting - difference between Gnome Tweaks and Gnome Display settings

Both gnome-tweak-tool and Display settings tools seem to offer a way to change the scaling of the display (See screenshot below), however it is not clear to me how they are related and which controls ...
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Icons in Gnome top bar misplaced and overlapping with applications [duplicate]

this week I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop and connected it to my external 27" screen (EIZO 27" with 3840x2160px). In order to enable video acceleration in Firefox via VA-API I switched ...
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Running xrandr to change refresh rate resets Gnome display scaling to 100%

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 with a 2160p TV on my new HTPC with AMD Ryzen 3200g APU. To sync the display refresh rate to the video being played I have the xrandr.lua script for mpv which just runs xrandr, ...
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Problem with HiDPI screen and FullHD monitor

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Inner monitor 3000x2000 External monitor 1920x1080 GPU - GeForce MX250 Driver: GP108BM Windows can manage this setup, with Ubuntu it's not that simple. I was trying to configure it ...
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HDSPmixer and HDSPconf HiDPI Scaling Factor

All - I am running Ubuntu 20.04 (Gnome) with the Ubuntu Studio packages installed. I'm working with a RME HDSP 9652 (Hammerfall) sound card and an ASUS HiDPI 32" screen. hdspmixer and hdspconf work ...
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Steam fonts are very small on Ubuntu 20.04

My screen resolution is 2560x1440 and I am using fractional scaling at 125%. Steam fonts are unreadable (see the screenshot and compare with the size of the Chrome icon).
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Ubuntu 20.04 and Display settings are not preserved [closed]

I am trying Ubuntu 20.04 and I am impressed with the new fractional scaling feature which works (almost) perfectly. The problem is that it doesn't seem to save the options when I log out. When I log-...
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External monitor, scaled by xrandr, only shows 1/4 of what it's supposed to show

I'm having some issues configuring my screen setup correctly with xrandr. My setup consists of a Dell XPS-13 with a 4K (3200x1800) Display and an external 21 inch FullHD (1920x1080) Monitor. Because ...
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Are the LibreOffice SVG icon sets available in Ubuntu?

Arch Linux has several sets of SVG icons included with their libreoffice packages. These icons look nice on medium-high DPI screens: On Ubuntu, there is no "Colibre (SVG)" option in the icon style ...
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Auto-scaling on HiDPI and normal DPI displays .... how?

I have Ubuntu 18.04LTS (with default Gnome and Cinnamon), my main display is 4K and external 1080p. I have problem with most apps. they don't scale properly on external display - they stay double size ...
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Set font/font size/font scaling for single application window

Background: On my high resolution display, some applications---e.g. Mendeley---do not scale nicely like native apps. Currently, I scale up the entire app, using QT_SCALE_FACTOR=1.2 mendeleydesktop ...
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Need help with HiDPI scaling

I'm running Ubuntu 19.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1 with an additional 4K external monitor. Everything looks huge on both the internal and external monitors. I tried to scale both screns using ...
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Mixing high and low DPI screens

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon 7th Gen (3840x2160) and I am using it in conjunction with two older DELL monitors (1920x1280). Running Ubuntu Mate 19.10. Most of the major elements I interact with (...
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How to fix small GUI on Mendeley Desktop?

I installed Mendeley desktop on my laptop which has a high DPI screen (3200x1800). The GUI is extremely tiny and I've tried googling ways to force the GUI to be larger or adapt it for my screen to no ...
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How to configure multiple displays with different DPI settings using xfce >= 4.14?

XFCE 4.14 promises HiDPI support. I'd like to use different DPI settings on my laptop screen and on the external monitor, but I can't find any new features improving this particular situation. So what ...
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How to handle HiDiPi / retina screens of different sizes

I'm working on a Thinkpad T480s, which has a WQHD (2560x1440) 14" display. This makes for very small fonts in Firefox and the window manager (Xfce). In principle, I could set the layout.css....
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How to configure dmenu to launch an application with arguments?

For some background, I just barely switched my wm to i3 and am customizing it. I am very new to everything, which means that I have a lot to learn. I've been trying to get Spotify to be better scaled ...
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High DPI - Confusing Resolution With DPI

It appears that Gnome confuses dimensions with DPI. I'm running Ubuntu 19.04 in a VM on a Macbook with 'Retina' display. I enabled High DPI via setting scale-monitor-framebuffer and x11-randr-...
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Fractional scaling not working on 19.04

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 19.04. I have 2 monitors, one with a resolution of 3840x2160 and another with a resolution of 2560x1440. I have enabled x11-randr-fractional-scaling using dconf. The ...
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How to automatically increase Chrome UI size?

On my 15.6" HD laptop screen with resolution 1920 x 1080, Google Chrome looks too small by default. Not the page content but the other things like URL bar, the menu, window buttons, etc. and the font ...
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HiDPI monitor and window resize after lock

Edit: I have just realized, the same resizing happens if I maximize a window and then restore it, but only in nautilus, and not in evince/gedit. Ever since I started using Bionic, I've had the ...
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Issues with Displays on VMware. Scale missing + cannot permanently add resolution

I have already spent some time to find solutions for my issues looking into ubuntu forums and google, but no viable solution. I am using on Lenovo Ideacentre (with 4K display) VMware Player to run ...
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Is there anything to gain from having a 4k screen with 200% scaling vs. a FullHD screen?

From what I understand, if I use a 4k (3840x2160) screen and configure it with a 200% scaling, it results in a "fake" FullHD (1920x1080). That means every pixel of the "FullHD" image gets displayed on ...
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DPI scaling for java app under i3

I am trying to run Xilinx Vivado on Ubuntu 18.04. Under the Ubuntu GNOME session, the application draws fine on my HiDPI display (scale of 2.) However, I would like to run i3, and running Vivado ...
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Some tray Icons look weird

I just installed Ubuntu for the first time, and noticed that some icons in tray (appindicator or whatever its called here) are ugly, some are nice: Any way to fix this? p.s. using hi-dpi screen, ...
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HiDPI console font non-interactive

What is the correct way to non-interactively change the console font? I have a HiDPI display and need a larger console font. I can set it interactively just fine using: $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Xorg server error

I am trying to configure my new laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 (HP Spectre X360 late 2018 version). In particular, I would like to have per-monitor HiDPI scaling for my 4k laptop screen and my ultra-wide, ...
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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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Dell XPS 15 (9570), TB16 dock, and mixed DPI dual monitors

I'm currently running Ubuntu 18.04 on my Dell XPS 15 (9570) with the 4K display. I am trying to use the TB16 dock to connect to an external display at work that is 1920x1080 and I'm facing the ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 no scaling settings

I’ve just installed 18.10, and have no scaling settings availble in setting applet somehow. I’ve set com.ubuntu.user-interface scale-factor to {‘eDP-1’: 16} in donf-editor and it’ve scaled the login ...
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Where are the HiDPI scaling settings in 18.04.1?

Just installed 18.04.1 on a fresh VM and no longer see any settings to set the global display scaling to 2x on a HiDPI display. I saw a thread where someone suggested using dconf to set org.gnome....
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I3 with HiDPI dispkay

I am using i3vm with a display with 2560x1440 resolution. The issues is that all the fonts are small, and I don't have a clear idea on how to solve this problem. I am loocking for a global solution, ...
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