Linux desktop and high resolution laptops

Jaroslav Reznik jreznik at
Mon Jan 12 11:45:36 UTC 2015

----- Original Message -----
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 10:49 AM, Jaroslav Reznik <jreznik at> wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >> With Xfce, you have to go to 'settings -> appearance -> fonts' and set
> >> the dpi up from 96. I use 192. That also doesn't do things fully right.
> >> It sometimes starts apps on login before it makes the dpi change and
> >> you have to restart them, or sometimes window title fonts or the like
> >> have to be adjusted in size. Overall however it works just fine.
> >>
> >> I don't know about KDE.
> >
> > In KDE, the same is possible 'System Settings -> Appearance -> Fonts' and
> > 'Force Fonts DPI'. Other place to make the experience better is to set
> > icons size and then various tweaking of decorations sizes etc. So it can
> > be tuned up but it's still not yet there. On the other hand, this way it's
> > possible to get working set up where GNOME x2 way is not usable at all -
> > on semi HiDPI displays like Carbon X1 has and if you add combination of
> > this semi HiDPI with non HiDPI external displays... Welcome hell. After
> > some tweaking I was able to find Fonts DPI value + all other values I
> > mentioned to not to have everything too small on X1 and not to have it
> > too big on external LCDs.
> That (mutli monitor mixed dpi) is not a GNOME nor KDE limitation but
> X11 ... wayland will allow us to solve that ;)

Yeah, I know. Although seems like integer scaling factor is being planned
there too.

One hint - for


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