HiDPI Support

Registered by Cody Garver on 2014-05-02

How to enable to "high dpi":
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface scaling-factor 2

back to normal scale:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface scaling-factor 1

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Status:
Started
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Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Cody Garver
Direction:
Needs approval
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None
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Good progress
Milestone target:
milestone icon juno-beta1
Started by
Cody Garver on 2014-05-02

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gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface scaling-factor 2

Q: Why doesn't this option support float numbers? like 1.35
A: Because you can't draw on only a part of a physical pixel. The closet approximation would be blending the colors that should be on the parts of that pixel which would just make everything look blurry and crappy.

Workaround for 1.5x screens: https://wiki.gnome.org/BrionVibber/HiDpiNotes
This is essentially the "make everything look blurry and crappy" approach, but it's probably better than the user setting a lower resolution than their native screen's native resolution. I'm using this setup on my laptop now and am pretty happy with the results.

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