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Two monitors with same resolution but very different DPI

I am using Manjaro on a Lenovo P51. The internal monitor is 1080p and so is the external. However, the internal is 144 dpi and the external 70 dpi. I run KDE and global scaling is set to 150% which ...
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X fonts are too small / X server dpi

Every X application is way too small incl. xterm, xedit etc. I need to change font size to 17 so it looks like 12 in gnome terminal. My dpi should be 100, but I'm using default value (96). I'd like to ...
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Canon printer driver: low DPI

My printer (Canon G7050) can print up to 4800 x 1200 dpi. However, the linux driver I got from Canon is set to 600 dpi only: *OpenUI *Resolution/Output Resolution: PickOne *de.Translation Resolution/...
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Gnome + i3wm on a 4K display - ruined my DPI scaling in Gnome

I have an issue with the user interface scaling under Gnome 3.38. I am using it only on the internal display of a Dell XPS 15 inch laptop with a 2160p 4K display. Nvidia dGPU with proprietary driver. ...
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How to scale down PDF file (in pixels and in cm)?

I need to automatically convert my pupils' solutions which are photos and scans of various orientations, resolution, quality and file format into a single PDF with fitting dimensions. The dimensions ...
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X Logical Font Description and HiDPI

The problem: X-server serves fonts at a fixed resolution of 100dpi, rather than the current window system resolution (xdpyinfo | grep -F resolution). A bit of theory. There are legacy server-side ...
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How to reload font file configuration in KDE5 plasma

I'm trying to set font config in file ~/.config/kcmfonts cat > ~/.config/kcmfonts <<EOF [General] forceFontDPI=216 EOF Then restart plasmashell and kwin_x11 plasmashell --replace &>/...
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Is X DPI (dot per inch) setting just meant for text scaling?

On Linux the DPI (dot per inch) is set to 96 per default, it can be changed globally on the X start up parameter for instance X -dpi 120 This seem to mainly impact text/font scaling. In comparison ...
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How to determine what entity changes Xorg DPI settings?

I've installed Xubuntu 19.04, and to account for my laptop's screen resolution, in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf I've added the line xserver-command=X -dpi 166 The result is that XFCE panel, terminal ...
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Force Firefoxe's chrome change font size when DPI changes

I sometimes need to switch between displays of vastly different DPIs. For that, I change the X database using xfconf, a part of Xfce, like so: xfconf-query -c xsettings -p /Xft/DPI -s 144 # or 96, ...
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urxvt not picking up the correct DPI

I'm running Manjaro Gnome on a HiDPI display. Most things work fine but some programs like urxvt or rofi don't seem to pick up the correct system-wide DPI settings and look very TINY. I thought I ...
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How do I change the DPI of only one application, "/usr/bin/wps"?

How do I change the DPI of only one application: "/usr/bin/wps"? On this page, I found the following script but don't know which part(s) should be replaced with "/usr/bin/wps". #!/usr/bin/bash ...
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Convert scanned image to PDF with fixed DPI

Imagine I have a bunch of JPEG files that I have scanned using a known resolution (300 dpi in this case). However the JPEG file has some additional margin at the border because the scanner's area is ...
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Change xfce4-settings:appearance (dpi scaling) options via terminal

I want to set the dpi scaling in xfce4-settings:appearance via bash script, so that I can bind it to a key shortcut. In the official docs I can only find the method to change it via GUI. Is there a ...
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KDE Plasma: GTK fonts too large after update

I've just updated Arch Linux with KDE to Plasma 5.12.5 (I forgot to check which version I had before, but the last update I did was about a month ago) and I noticed the fonts in GTK applications are ...
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KDE dynamic high-dpi text scaling

I am looking for an equivalent of the following gnome setup, in KDE: Under gnome+X11, I can get instant scaling of gnome apps, KDE apps and chrome/chromium (>v49) when plugging my high-dpi monitor (...
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How to get the DPI of an image file (PNG)

If I export an image with lets say 300 DPI and I read out its meta-info with any application that can do it (like file, exiftool, identify,mediainfo etc.), I always get a value showing Image-Width and ...
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Who is setting the Xresource Xft.dpi?

We recently received new laptops with a 2160p display. I received it with Ubuntu 16.04 installed with the Unity desktop. I've since installed and use Xfce 4, but kept the Unity greeter (because ...
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xrandr scale 2x2 for multi display (4K HiDPI and Full HD mix) - blurred output

On Kubuntu 17.04 with nouveau, I'm trying to obtain a dual monitor setup with a 4K as main one and a Full HD (actually 1920x1200 but makes no difference) on the right. I'm using double KDE system ...
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Gnome automatically scales x2 on a HiDPI Display (XPS 13)

I have the issue that ubuntu gnome (17) always has the automatic scale factor 2 when using the native resolution (3200x1800). When I change the resolution (to 1920x1080 for example) it scales normally ...
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KDE auto scaling screen after login with HiDPI monitor connected or not

I have an internal 3840x2160 monitor, and an external 2560x1440 monitor. I recently installed Manjaro with KDE 5.9. I have tried using xrandr with scale 2x2. It seems ok but is laggy. I don't ...
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How do I make all GTK applications use a custom DPI setting?

After upgrading from Debian 8 to Debian 9, the text editor Pluma (a Gedit fork) no longer use my custom DPI setting. I noticed the same thing with the editor Geany. Here are my Xft settings in ~/....
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What if I set DPI bigger than monitor's PPI in gnome using xrandr?

I have a monitor with resolution 1440x900, 19 inch, whose PPI is 89.37. I can set the screen DPI with command: # xrandr --dpi 100 But the problem is my monitor's PPI is only 89.37, how can xrandr ...
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Linux on hidpi displays: is scaling the only option?

I have a 210 dpi display. I noticed that in all desktop environments xorg forces the dpi to be just 96 and that I need to scale things x2 to be seen reasonably and fonts are being drawn with 192 dpi. ...
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HiDPI screen and scaling

I recently got a new work laptop which has a native resolution of 3200x1800. It works great. I've been able to get things to be mostly the right size with KDE's display scaling... but it's not quite "...
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DPI settings in Awesome window manager

I have a nice new shiny 4k monitor. I can increase the font size for most applications (including awesome) however, there are a few issues: The wibar vicious widgets show a tiny font, not the one ...
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Wayland Scaling

Im playing around with wayland (on Fedora 24) and multi-dpi screens. With X I am settings my secondary non HDPI screen to scaled with xrandr --output eDP-1 --auto --output DP-1-8 --auto --panning ...
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Multiple monitors HiDPI scaling

I have a Dell p2715q 27" 4K monitor and a HP 23xi pavilion 23" 1080p monitor for my dual monitor setup. The Dell monitor is currently running at a resolution of 3840x2160 @ 60Hz, while the HP is ...
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How to set the DPI in a Hi-Res screen? The default setting is too small

I'm running Linux Mint MATE 17.3 on a brand new Asus UX305FA with screen resolution 1920x1080. Everything is super small. I would like that the overall appearance is managed correctly like in the ...
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Losslessly change the dpi value of a JPEG on Linux

How can I change the dpi value recorded in a JPEG file without actually touching anything else, nor recompressing the image? Linux compatible solutions are welcome. This 2011 link says we may not ...
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What display manager/window manager can support multiple monitors with different dpi?

There is no permutation that I have yet found of window manager / display manager, that correctly scales windows and applications on two different monitors with two different DPIs. I have a 40 inch ...
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Permanently magnify the content displayed in Firefox

I'm using Linux Mint 17.1 MATE. On of the users of the computer have troubles with eyesight and seeing very small text. I increased the DPI of the whole text in RMB > Change Desktop Background > ...
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Setting DPI and monitors permanently

I'm running elementary OS Freya (based on Ubuntu 14.04) on a MacBook Pro 13.3" 2013 Retina and I'm having weird DPI problems: Some applications (eg Google Chrome) have no awareness of DPI settings ...
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