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HiDPI inconsistencies [SOLVED]
« on: August 08, 2018, 10:49:28 am »
Hi

I need some assistance with HiDPI settings please.

I have checked through some threads and found where I can set DPI to 144 - although it appears not to do anything in my case.

see this thread https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,6803.msg68767.html#msg68767 although something has altered.  Here is a screen shot and apologies for the size - you will have to zoom in.

https://imgur.com/a/OnnRikW

I have set HiDPI to on in the login screen and yes it makes it much bigger but it does not carry through to the main system.

What am I missing / not doing to get a uniform size across the board.

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Re: HiDPI inconsistencies
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 05:37:48 pm »
solved by using

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Xft.dpi: 144

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~/.Xresources

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« Last Edit: August 09, 2018, 07:19:25 am by zebedeeboss »
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Re: HiDPI inconsistencies [SOLVED]
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 07:18:27 am »
even easier solution

set screen res to 2560 x 1440   :P

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Re: HiDPI inconsistencies [SOLVED]
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 02:40:46 pm »
Wow, I'm sure glad Zeb jumped in there to help you out!  ;D

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Re: HiDPI inconsistencies [SOLVED]
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 04:45:43 am »
i was making the fail to install cinnmon on pepp :/
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Re: HiDPI inconsistencies [SOLVED]
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2018, 06:15:02 am »
yes I agree cinnamon has good scaling but so does Peppermint if you know how to do it

I have since modified my solution above to have DPi set to 132 not 144 (that was simple too big)

I also don't want to downscale my 4k monitors to 1440 instead

I upscale scale my widescreen 1440 monitor to be 2160

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xrandr --output - DP-0 --scale 1.5x1.5

I now have 3 crisp  monitors with the real estate of 4k and yet very very readable.

This way I don't upset the beautiful balance that Peppermint has by introducing Cinnamon DE as by doing that it is NO longer Peppermint.

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