Which DE is best with fractional scaling? but not only that, also at setting different scaling per monitor?
like a lot of people I have a laptop with a high resolution and I need a 125% scaling to be usable (or maybe I am getting old…), and I frequently need to connect to monitors on which I would like to set the scaling at 100%
Cinnamon that seems to handle that natively? Gnome Wayland but with memory issues?
or maybe another solution …
what is you feedback on this?
Salut @philhells as-tu essayé d’utiliser font scaling ou bien d’ajuster la taille de la police ?
Au lieu de modifier les DPI ou l’écran.
Out of the box only:
- Deepin (at least 15 was, 20 i don’t really care anymore, and i don’t recommend it as a daily driver, it is extremely buggy)
But fractional scaling is troublesome for almost all of DEs, especially when it comes to per-monitor scaling…That’s a shame
P.S. Haven’t tried Cinnamon for a long while, but it seems it can do fractional as you’ve said:
and will allow different scaling values to be set for each connected display.
Seems you should try it out
In my DE hopping, and as someone who regularly used their TV with their computer, KDE Plasma is by far the best fractional scaling in my experience as of late.
I tried the Cinnamon scaling and it sucks. What it does (in my case) is rendering the desktop at 4K but the UI at (2560x1440, 150%) for example and you can tell since the font/text looks blurry.
I guess good fractional scaling doesn’t exist.
In Deepin it was, but…well…
Last time i’ve tried some text still looked blurry and scaling of few elements was off too…
I mean, better than nothing, but still far from perfect. Maybe i should retry it with latest updates
The new Xfce 4.16 coming soon is supposed to have support for Fractional scaling.
Xfce 4.16 finally introduces fractional scaling for your high-resolution displays with the support of XRandR (resize and rotate). The display dialog has the 1x, 2x, 1.5x, and custom scaling options available.
yes I used to do that on Gnome but it applies the same settings to all monitors so same issue
I’ll try cinnamon, I am not using a 4k monitor so maybe it will work for me
yes KDE plasma is great but it doesn’t handle the fractional scaling per monitor
so I tried Cinnamon and it works pretty well, you have fractional scaling and you can setup it per monitor
but it gets a little bit blurry on the screen that is scaled at 125 %, it’s usable though
if they can fix that it would be perfect
on my quest of looking for the best DE for this, Pop OS won
I don’t know how they do this but even if it’s using x11 it works like a charm, and no intense CPU usage
so for now I will use Pop OS on my work laptop