I just installed texmaker and kate in my fedora 24 system. The problem is that they appear "zoomed in" and they cannot function properly as the following picture shows

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However, I have a clue on what might be the issue. When I installed VLC, the video was appearing on the left bottom corner of the interface, so I added these lines to my .bashrc file

# VLC - Full screen 

so I think that this is what causes kate and texmaker to appear zoomed in.

Any idea on how to fix this but having vlc showing the videos properly?


I changed my bashrc entry to

# VLC - Full screen 
alias vlc='QT_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTORS=0.5 vlc'

I also installed qtcurve and now the behavior is better but still strange :

TexMakeR and Kate work properly only when opening a file using right click -> Open. Rather oddly, double clicking on a file or opening the programs (either on terminal or in Applications->Accessories) results in the same strange behavior (i.e. program appears "zoomed in").

  • I had similar problem with VLC in previous Fedora versions, but Fedora 25 works fine. So I would recommend you to upgrade to Fedora 25. Also downgrade of VLC might help temporarily. – Jakuje Jan 10 '17 at 11:18
  • @Jakuje Thank you very much for your comment. At the moment I don't want to upgrade to fedora 25 (It's my business laptop and it has to have fedora 24) and downgrading vlc didn't work... – Thanos Jan 10 '17 at 13:20
  • Did you try to comment these lines in your .bashrc, resource it (or restart) and try again? Your problem is basically Qt Libraries Look&Feel over GTK (XFCE to be specific) so maybe you can try qtcurve (is in fedora repos: dnf install qtcurve) and/or try to configure your Qt behavior with qtconfig (qt3 and qt4) or qt5ct (Qt5 Config Tool). – X3MBoy Jan 12 '17 at 13:46
  • @X3MBoy : Thank you very much for your comment. Please see my updated question. – Thanos Jan 16 '17 at 15:08
  • For your update, you should check the command on the .desktop file Menú entries are just "launchers", these are text files with .desktop extensions that contains a command to execute something (normally applications). If you link wour file with the option "Open with", you can customize the start of the program, but I don't what is the difference between xdg-open (double-click a file) or running the command. IMHO you should test running the application from terminal unsetting the QT_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTORS variable first > unset QT_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTORS; kate – X3MBoy Jan 17 '17 at 18:24

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