Hi everyone! I love the idea behind EndeavourOS, thanks for making it possible.
I started out using XFCE because I wanted something lightweight and snappy. I want to work with i3, but have a desktop environment handling the system management stuff in the background. I followed this tutorial that everyone recommends and got XFCE + i3 working: https://feeblenerd.blogspot.com/2015/11/pretty-i3-with-xfce.html
But, I don’t like how XFCE handles HiDPI scaling. I have a 4k screen and one thing I like about it is that even when I scale my main laptop (a mac) up 2x, the fonts look much crisper and easier to read than on a 1080p monitor with 1x scaling. Call me pedantic but it makes my eyes much less tired when I spent all day reading text on a screen.
But with XFCE, this isn’t the case. I tried scaling everything to ‘0.5’ on XFCE 4.16, and sure the sizes seem right, but the text is pretty blurry and not very sharp. In fact it actually seems clearer if I use 1080p resolution and no scaling.
So, is there any desktop environment that I can use together with i3, but also handles scaling in a better way, ie the fonts look clear and sharp when scaled up on a 4k screen? Or would i3 alone be better (but then what can I use for system management)?