- I have a 2560x1440 14" laptop screen.
- Everything on Xorg appears to small by default because the default dpi is 96
- 192 would presumably be ideal for me
- I followed the instructions on here
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/X_resources to make that my dpi & applied the other settings listed in the example Xresources file
- I tested this on AwesomeWM
- The GUI of AwesomeWM scaled correctly with the new dpi
- The GUI of Qutebrowser scaled correctly with the new DPI
- Webpages appeared to have a dpi of 96
- I will test on Firefox when I get home
- The terminal I used (Kitty) went past the bottom of the screen for some reason
Is there something more or something different I might need to set?
I’d start here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/HiDPI#X_Server and then follow on to https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Xorg#Display_size_and_DPI. Setting the output DPI will have it apply to all applications running under the Xorg session.
Unfortunately it’s not that easy, there’s also gtk / qt scaling
You can see some of that here on the bottom
Thanks, I’ll try this & report back.
I have a 2560x1440 screen but it’s 24". I set the dpi to 117 in .Xresources. I don’t use XFCE, but I seem to remember that selecting a scale factor of 2 makes the text far too large.
That is not the only choice anymore - in the Settings/Display mini-app, you can choose whatever number makes you happy (or allows you to see). The only gotcha is that the values go the reverse of expected(!) in Display - so try the Custom, and perhaps 0.7 as the value as a ‘test shot’ starting point.
I am running 4K on a 28, and found that wasn’t too bad, although I mostly just kick the DPI up to 120 and increase font sizes (see the EnOS wiki entry for details).