I3 blocks changed after update


Today I had an update, all went fine, but after reboot , my bar (i3blocks) is like 20 % bigger XD

I checked config and i3blocks.config but nothing changed there ( like font size etc)

what I am missing ?


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It is probably the xorg dpi update which seems to impact some things but not others.

See here:


if you do not have dpi set on i3 the xorg-server update will show that issue for you

i use .Xrescources with it:

Xcursor.size: 20
Xft.autohint: 0
Xft.antialias: 1
Xft.hinting: true
Xft.hintstyle: hintslight
Xft.dpi: 92
Xft.rgba: rgb
Xft.lcdfilter: lcddefault
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I used only value for xft.dpi but after

reboot something is messed up.

I dont know if it is visible on screenshoot, but for example when I want to click on browser address , click over it doesn’t work. But if I move mouse for like 0.5 cm over, than it is working… and it is the same for everything

For now, I switched to default .Xresources . I can live for now with bigger font.

Those click and miss is much bigger bug so xD

is this with all windows?

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Had the same problem. Also have some trouble logging in. Cannot log in directly with i3, and don’t know why but if I log in with gnome and log out, then I can log in with i3.

i have the same problem
i put xrandr --dpi 96 in my .xprofile
and it is all normal again :slightly_smiling_face:

[2021-11-11T01:22:16+0100] [ALPM] upgraded xorg-server-common (21.1.1-2 -> 21.1.1-3)
[2021-11-11T01:22:16+0100] [ALPM] upgraded xorg-server (21.1.1-2 -> 21.1.1-3)

Upgrading xorg-server to 21.1.1-3 currenty in testing repo seems to resolve the issue with the huge fonts in my eno3-i3wm system.

Regardless of the xorg server update, it is a good idea to configure dpi settings system-wide in various setups.

I did this some time ago because of problems that my cursor did not have a uniform size across all applications and my two monitors also have different pixel numbers.