Desktop on 4K monitor?

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Desktop on 4K monitor?

Post by windyweather » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:23 pm

Since you can't buy anything less than a 4K monitor [ well it's hard anyway] and Linux Mint makes a great Media system.

Has anybody ever tried to use Mint on a 4K TV? I have a 65" 4K TV - not bragg'n. Just say'n.
I jacked the Font scaling to 2.4 and most things can be seen at that point.
But the panel scaling needs to be WAY UPPED. It barely works at all when shoved all the way to the right.

Someone else should give it a try.
Needs a few tweaks for 4K.
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Re: Desktop on 4K monitor?

Post by songhuijohn » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:37 pm

Have you tried using the Double (HI-DPI) option for User Interface scaling?
You can select the Double (HI-DPI) option by doing the following:
- left click on the menu icon
- left click on the System Setting (control center) icon
- left click on the General icon in the Preferences section
- left click on the User Interface scaling drop down list arrow
- left click on Double (HI-Dpi)
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Re: Desktop on 4K monitor?

Post by oldcharlie » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:37 pm

What songhuijohn said.
I just bought a 40" 4k Samsung for my Linux 17.3 Cinnamon desktop and was going nuts because the best resolution I could get was 1920 x 1080. When I increased to full 4K (3840 x 2160) the bottom panel was off screen. Finally found the Double (HI-DPI) and used that with great results. A friend who is strictly a window person was riding me because he said in windows all you have to do is right click on the desk top and set to 200%.
Just for reference:
I have a 40" using 3840 x 2160 and for me that provides a very nice experience.
My windows friend has a 50" using 3840 x 2160 and he is happy. He also does intense on line gaming.
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Re: Desktop on 4K monitor?

Post by sevendogs » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:50 am

Using Mint on a Dell 34" 4k monitor at 3440x1440 ( not 'true' 4k) with DP no scaling and works perfectly.
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