Questions tagged [hdpi]

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 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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Refresh app DPI scaling without quitting and relaunching?

When switching from my laptop (FHD 12") to desktop (FHD 23"), I change the gnome scaling factor from 1.5 to 1.0 respectively. However, I often then have to relaunch firefox and sublime text to use ...
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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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Force Ocenaudio to the correct scale, theme (QT5)

I recently upgraded Ubuntu to 18.04, and now Ocenaudio's UI is almost too small to use. Their changelog says some features require QT > 5.5 so this implies to me that the application uses QT5. I ...
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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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Changing DPI on headless server

I run Xming and Putty. I just got a 3840x2160 monitor. I would like to change scaling of apps run on the Ubuntu server that appear on my Windows desktop. I changed Xming to let it handle the scaling, ...
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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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HiDPI settings dissapeared after upgrading Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

Today after running sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade and rebooting my VM my resolution changed to 800x600. I changed it again to 2560x1600 but I am unable to find HiDPI scaling ...
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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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Tiny font size on ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Overall the font looks little blurry and smaller, I managed to fix it on certain applications but mysql workbench just does not seem to get fixed: On the sidebaryou can see how small & unreadable ...
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Tiny toolbar GNU Radio Companion (GRC) on HiDPI 16.04

I have tried to find out how to increase the size of the toolbar with tiny icons in GNU Radio Companion (GRC, version 3.7.9.1-2ubuntu1), installed on Dell XPS 13, ubuntu 16.04, with hiDPI. I found ...
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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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Get the current scale factor for HiDPI display on Ubuntu 18.10

When a user activates scaling for High resolution displays, specifically through this screen: How can I read this value from a command? Whether it's 100% or 200%. I've looked into using dconf and ...
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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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certain applications looks tiny on high def screen [duplicate]

On my Lenovo yoga laptop with Ubuntu 18, I installed notepad++. And it looks really tiny. I'm not sure why it only happens with this app. Is there a way to change settings for a single app only?
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sqldeveloper - Ubuntu 18.04 equivalent of Windows Override HiDPI

I'm using sqldeverloper in Ubuntu 18.04. What is the equivalent of the Windows 10 option to override the HiDPI? Like this: (Click image to enlarge)
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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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18.04 Per Monitor HiDPI Scaling?

I have Ubuntu 18.04 on my rMBP (2800x1800). I need the scaling on the built-in monitor to be 2x, but I also have a 1080p monitor that needs to be set to 1x. Currently I have to choose one or the ...
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How can I configure an UltraWide monitor next to a 4K monitor using Xrandr

I have a desktop PC with Ubuntu and would like to know the correct Xrandr command to correctly use one 4K (3840x2160 DP-0) monitor next to a UltraWide (2560x1080 HDMI-0) monitor with the a correct ...
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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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How to change display resolution and scaling using the command line [duplicate]

i have a laptop with a hidpi display, i'm using ubuntu 18.04 with a resolution of 3840x2160 and 200% scale. Everything software I use looks fine with the exception of one so I would like to write a ...
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Everything in Firefox scaled up except the Window title font

How can I get a reasonably scaled Firefox? My Firefox looks like Everything but the title seems to be scaled up. Regular gtk apps behaves nicely. Java applications has a similar title bar but can ...
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VMWARE Workstation player 14 on WIN10 with Ubuntu 18.04 on 4K display fixing DPI scaling

I would like to learn more about linux, so I downloaded ubuntu iso, booted it up in vmware. However I cannot find any way to force DPI scaling, there is no option under display settings other than ...
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StartUp Applications not scaled on hidpi display

I run Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome on a 4k hidpi monitor with 200% scale factor. If I manually run applications (e.g. Wavebox, Telegram Desktop, KeePassXC, ...) they start scaled properly and everything is ...
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How change display scale from the command line in Ubuntu 18.04 (xorg)

I am trying to get in the command line the same effect as changing the display scale factor from the Gnome Control Center. I have tried the following command, but it does not have any effect: ...
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How do I increase the font size in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for a HDPI / 4K display?

I have a Dell XPS 15-9560 laptop with 15.6" 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) IGZO IPS 350-nits Touch-screen, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 4GB GDDR5. It's having 4K resolution. Right from the grub screen to ...
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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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Chrome Display Scaling Issue

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Chrome display scaling is not working as it did in 16.04 with"--force-device-scale-factor=n". Now everything is too much tiny in Chrome. What to do now?
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How do you set scaling for a high dpi monitor and low dpi monitor independently? Dell 7567

I have a problem scaling my 2 monitors. I have a Dell 7567 with a 4k display 3840x2160 and a external 34" monitor 2560x1080. the problem is that I cannot scale then separately. I have the 34" monitor ...
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Play On LInux missing buttons in plasma

Please help me fix play on linux on the Plasma Desktop. My version of kde is below Ubuntu Xenial My Play on linux trouble is here. I'm scaling the desktop to 1.5 on a microsoft surface pro 3 The ...
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Window titlebar scaling problem with Marco [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu Mate 18.04 beta2, and Marco as my window manager. The following two screenshots illustrate the problem: with HiDPI turned off, the window title bar looks as described by the theme ...
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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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Reasonable size task and title bar fonts on different high dpi displays

My laptop has a 15" Ultra HD screen, so to make things readable I used "Scale for menu and title bars" from Unity, this setting also affects cinnamon, the desktop manager I actually use. To clarify, I ...
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How to resolve HiDPI problem with Qt apps

I recently began using the command xrandr --dpi 166 for my new laptop running Ubuntu 16.04.3 64-bit after noticing that otherwise the system automatically uses 96 dpi. However, such a high dpi ...
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Chrome looks blurry and ugly on HIDPI laptop

I have a laptop with a 1920 x 1080 display and my problem is that Google Chrome and even Chromium looks blurry and not as clear as in Windows and it drives me nuts. It is a HIDPI display so I added --...
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Libqt 5 based applications have big icons and fonts and scaling issues

Since I updated to QT 5 (Ubuntu 16.04), all applications (VLC, TexStudio, Texmaker ...) that apparently use QT5 have problems scaling, and every time I disconnect my laptop from the external screen , ...
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Getting Ubuntu GUI apps running under Windows 10's WSL looking better on hi-DPI monitors [closed]

I am using Windows 10's WSL feature to run Ubuntu 16.04. Although WSL is meant for terminal apps and has no official GUI support from MS, the community enjoying this feature quickly started running ...
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Firefox sometimes unable to detect HiDPI settings in Gnome Shell

I use both regular Firefox (The one on the left in the screenshot) and the Firefox Developer Edition (The one on the right in the screenshot) I have 4K monitors, and mostly Firefox detects this just ...
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I have two monitors with two different dpi settings, how do I change so they look nice and crisp?

Okay, so I have a 15 inch 4k laptop (3840*2160) that is my main display. I then have a 20 inch monitor (1600*1900) sit on the left side of my laptop. What would I type in the terminal to make the ...
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Solution for apps that don't scale on HiDPI displays

My laptop has a 15-inch 4k display. Almost everything works perfectly, but some applications don't scale and are too small to use. Some examples: Hipchat, Ardour, Steam, Gimp, etc. Is there a way ...