I'm using the GNOME 3 with Wayland and it works fine except when running a Qt application. The application behaves strangly (partial rendering, placed below Top-Bar) and some fonts are huge (e.g. title and menu bar).

I've tried changing the Qt-Theme but this doesn't affect the font size. When using GNOME on X11 everything works fine.

Common logs:

Using Wayland-EGL
Using the 'xdg-shell-v6' shell integration

QT_WAYLAND_SHELL_INTEGRATION=wl-shell doesn't help much either.

Screenshot of QtCreator

PS: I assume it's related to the High DPI handling in Qt5: https://doc.qt.io/qt-5/highdpi.html

Update 19.6.2018: It seems to be fixed in the QT5 realase (Archlinux) of today. It shows the following log message: Warning: Ignoring XDG_SESSION_TYPE=wayland on Gnome. Use QT_QPA_PLATFORM=wayland to run on Wayland anyway.

  • Oh boy, more fallout from the horrible monstrosity that Gnome 3 is. Try Mate, it should work OOB.
    – ajeh
    Commented Jun 19, 2018 at 15:12

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Turns out this was a bug introduces in 5.11. I found the corresponding bug in the base release notes for 5.11.1: QTBUG-68619

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