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Custom scaling

Post by IDG » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:10 am

I have set scaling to double in Settings > General on my 60 inch 4K TV but need more scaling. Maybe to 2.5-3 scaled. it possible to set custom scaling? How?

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Re: Custom scaling

Post by smurphos » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:27 am

Don't think so.

You can upscale Fonts fractionally in Settings > Fonts as-well which might help (the rest of the UI should expand to accomodate upscaled fonts). Or pick a lower resolution output for the TV.

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Re: Custom scaling

Post by IDG » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:35 am

smurphos wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:27 am
Don't think so.

You can upscale Fonts fractionally in Settings > Fonts as-well which might help (the rest of the UI should expand to accomodate upscaled fonts). Or pick a lower resolution output for the TV.
Already tried that but some apps are still tiny. I need 4K on because i watch 4K mostly. If i could have 4K on and scale to like it is 1080P would have been very great for me. Can scaling be customized?

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Re: Custom scaling

Post by smurphos » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:00 am

In theory any integer scaling should be possible- albeit not exposed in the GUI (probably for good reason). X server only supports integer scaling. If you are having problems with QT based apps not scaling you may need to fiddle with the QT settings module in settings

Try (at your own risk!) to set 3x scaling.

gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.interface scaling-factor 3

To reset to double

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

To normal

gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.interface scaling-factor 1

To auto

gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.interface scaling-factor 0

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Re: Custom scaling

Post by smurphos » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:11 am

You might give this a try - outlines a method to set custom DPI - never tried it....

viewtopic.php?t=250690

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Re: Custom scaling

Post by IDG » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:59 am

smurphos wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:00 am
In theory any integer scaling should be possible- albeit not exposed in the GUI (probably for good reason). X server only supports integer scaling. If you are having problems with QT based apps not scaling you may need to fiddle with the QT settings module in settings

Try (at your own risk!) to set 3x scaling.

gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.interface scaling-factor 3

To reset to double

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

To normal

gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.interface scaling-factor 1

To auto

gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.interface scaling-factor 0
Did not help specially on Plex Media Player. The font is to small on it.

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Re: Custom scaling

Post by smurphos » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:39 pm

Which GUI are you using in Plex Media Player? If not using the TV Layout the default GUI can be run in your browser via PlexWeb and scales fine using Ctrl/Mouse wheel to zoom.

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