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Unable to run xrdb command to resize cursor when logging in

happy XFCE4 user here, I (unluckily) switched to a notebook with 4k display. I managed to adapt most of the aspects, still when hovering on Chrome or Xfce Terminal the cursor is tiny. I found that ...
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Dual OS (win10/Ubuntu) boot problem

I have installed dual OS Win10/Ubuntu, but I have some boot problems. My computer has a Nvidia GPU with a high refresh rate (144Hz) monitor. The monitor has DP 1.4/HDMI 2.1/Type-C interfaces. I first ...
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How to de-blur Wayland fractional scaling

As far as I understand, all fonts, like SVG, are vector representation, so they scale infinitely well. But here are two magnified "S" characters of the same size, from LibreOffice Writer. ...
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skype window does not show because it opens off screen

After a recent update of Skype it developed these symptoms: I could see its entry in the task bar, but could not show its window by trying to maximize it task bar window preview did show the window's ...
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XTerm fonts' size reduced after system update

This notebook has a 185 dpi display, but I have followed the guidelines for High DPI and everything was, more or less, fine. Today I updated the system (sudo zypper update) and after a reboot the ...
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Scaling of icons does not work for gtkmm applications

I have a 4K display, and the correct scaling would be 3x. I have put Xft.dpi: 300 in .Xresources and GDK_SCALE=3 GDK_DPI_SCALE=-1 in /etc/environment. This can scale most applications, but the C++ ...
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How to set wine DPI from the command line?

I have a high DPI monitor, and every time I create a Wine prefix the default 96 dpi is minuscule. Is there some kind of console command or script I can run to just set the dpi without having to squint ...
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How to change display setting to default in arch linux

I am using Arch Linux mate and I accidentally made my DPI settings really really large and now I can't change them back to a smaller setting because it's so large that it's not visible on my screen to ...
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Which Linux distros have good multi-monitor support for differing DPI, scaling and resolutions?

Which Linux distros have good multi-monitor support for differing DPI, scaling and resolutions? I have 4 27" monitors with 3 resolutions between them: 1080p, 1440p and 4k. Windows handles per ...
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Wayland blurry HiDPI scaling

I'm having issues with scaling on Wayland with Fedora 33 (Radeon 6900 XT, kernel 5.10.15-200). I've got double 4k 27" monitors. Scaling changes the size of UI components correctly, so setting it ...
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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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Help correcting gimp font size

I'm using X1C gen 7 4k, xfce, lightdm, uefi & grub install Arch wiki wrote: Gimp 2.10 To fix toolbar icon sizes, update Preferences->Interface->Icon Theme->Custom icon size to huge or ...
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How to use HiDPI mode / scaling in Shotcut?

How to increase UI size, density, font size, and UI scaling to HiDPI mode in Shotcut (using QT) open source editing program?
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Mixed DPI across multiple monitors with xrandr

I am running i3 window manager on Arch Linux, and am trying to use xrandr to use both my laptop screen and desktop monitor together. I intend the screens to have separate workspaces but to be able to ...
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Emulating an HiDpi display

I have a low res laptop (1366x768) and I want to see how an app performs on a high res display. Is it possible to emulate a high res display on linux. Theoretically it should be possible. The X server ...
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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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Using 1080p monitors with 4k monitor xrandr command

I just got a 4k monitor to supplement my two 1080p monitors. However, I am having trouble getting the scaling working to everything looks good. The monitors are physically set up like this: ____ ...
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How do I get rid of Konsole's random annoying transparent 1px lines?

I'm using the latest versions of Konsole and KDE with Plasma on Arch. It's been an issue since forever. I have random 1px thick transparent lines showing up all over the place. I want to get rid of ...
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How to increase DPI for VLC media player in Cinnamon on UHD display?

My laptop display has HiDPI, (282.42 PPI eXtra High density according to calculator), is of size 15.6 inches with resolution 3840 x 2160 and scaling set on Double (200%) DPI in my Linux Mint 19.2 "...
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hiDPI scaling fix for Davinci Resolve 16 in Gnome

I asked a similar question about hiDPI scaling here. This question regards fixing scaling on a specific application, the other question is about a universal hiDPI mode. I am running ubuntu derivative ...
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How to force hiDPI scaling mode on boot in Pop!_OS/Gnome

I asked a similar question about hiDPI scaling here. This question regards a universal hiDPI mode, the other question is about fixing scaling on a specific application. I am using a 4k monitor in Pop!...
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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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Resolution and scaling issues on dual monitor with nvidia (one 4k HiDPI, one VGA with converter)

I am trying Kubuntu 18.10 and I have a nvidia GTX 1060 (driver 418), a LG 27" 4k monitor (27UD58-B ) and an older HP 22" 1680x1050 monitor (HPw2207) with a VGA cord and a VGA-> DP converter. My ...
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How to have consistent cursor size on HiDPI?

So, I'm on a HiDPI machine (XPS 9370) and using the Adwaita cursor; this is on a fresh install of Antergos w/ i3 for context. I've been playing around with some settings for adapting to HiDPI, but I ...
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Application dpi change on runtime - Xserver

I try to handle problems with Linux X-Server with mixed dpi displays. At the office I would like to use two non HDPI displays, else I like to use the HDPI screen of my XPS13. The best results on the ...
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KDE text problem with fractional scaling in system settings

I have just switched over to KDE because of my new 4k monitors. I turned on fractional scaling and everything looked great. Only one thing stood out. This: As you can see the text in the desktop ...
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Scaling/HiDPI issue for QT5 applications under GNOME

I have a problem with QT applications (i.e. picard or masterpdfeditor) under GNOME: their interface looks tiny. Instead, GTK application looks good. I would like a global solution which will work ...
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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 overcome HiDPI problem with Qt-based apps in Gnome environment?

I seem to have an HiDPI issue with Qt apps only, displaying extra large menus and toolbars when system dpi setting is 100+ The easiest solution for this I guess would be forcing a fixed dpi setting ...
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Gnome display scaling doesn't stick

I have a high DPI monitor next to a low DPI monitor and want to set the scaling of the high DPI monitor to 200%. However if I set the scaling to 200% in the Gnome settings, nothing happens and when I ...
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Linux Mint 18.2 HiDPi xrandr scaling reset

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x1 carbon with a WQHD display (2560x1440) running Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon with the Double HiDPi UI scaling enabled, as well as an xrandr configuration startup script that ...
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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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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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