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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Screen Resolution and DPI

I'm a little confused as to how screen resolution and DPI work. It seems to me that for a given display, once you set the screen resolution the dpi should also be fixed. However, xrandr allows you to ...
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Arch Linux Gnome Font Rendering Problems

Hello Everyone and thanks for looking. As I was customizing arch linux with Gnome DE installed, I noticed that the text are not very sharp. And so I went ahead and turned on anti aliasing through ...
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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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default font size keeps resetting in kde plasma

This could be botched dpi settings, but unsure. This began happening somewhat recently, every time I log in and often while I'm logged in the font size will change to some much smaller value. Checking ...
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Why does xrandr pick a different DPI if called by lightdm?

I have a script which calls xrandr and specifies my screen layout: #!/bin/sh xrandr --output DVI-D-0 --off --output HDMI-0 --off --output DP-0 --off --output DP-1 --off --output DP-2 --mode 2560x1440 -...
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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 ...