Linux desktop and high resolution laptops

Florian Weimer fweimer at
Sat Jan 10 19:30:54 UTC 2015

On 01/10/2015 12:34 AM, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
>>> 14" model with HDMI (1920*1440) and not higher - also because I

> As noted earlier in this thread you can adjust the dpi in Xfce, so it's
> slightly better than just making the fonts bigger, but it's less than
> a real HIDPI solution.

If GNOME enters HiDPI mode with 1440 vertical pixels, you end up with 
720 effective pixels vertically, which is not enough for some GNOME 
dialog boxes.

At this point, manually tweaked settings appear superior to stock 
configurations (even for basic usability).

Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security

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