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 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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How to set xrandr settings for my two monitors?

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop and I have two monitors: 14' Laptop build-in screen maxiumn 2560x1440 A HDMI 24' monitor maxiumn 2560x1440 On the laptop screen, the content is too small to see ...
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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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Set DPI of Login Screen (Ubuntu 20.04)

I have 4K monitors. I've set the scaling factor in display settings to 200% which looks normal. However, the login screen elements are extremely tiny and almost impossible to read. I've searched ...
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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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How to start an application with a specific scaling?

I am using Ubuntu 19.10 with three monitors, two are 4k, one is 1920x1080. I did enable the fractional scaling by following these instructions and have set my two 4k displays to a 125% scaling. I am ...
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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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Ubuntu 19.10 unusable on a 3440x1440 display

I've attached a 3440x1440, 34" Dell display to Ubuntu 19.10 on a Dell E7470 laptop with an Intel Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2) and the performance is awful: every application runs slowly, the mouse ...
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VNC with same resolution as PPI as Mac retina display

I VNC into an EC2 instance running 18.04. When I take screenshots of the screen using maim the resulting image is half the width and height of the exact same image taken on a Mac. Something like "...
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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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Setting DPI in Ubuntu 19.04

I am using Ubuntu 19.04 with Regolith as desktop environment. Since I am using a laptop with resolution 1920x1080, I would like to increase the system DPI (which is set to 96 by default). In Manjaro I ...
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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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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

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 ...