[SOLVED] Display Scaling for HiDPI screen?

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[SOLVED] Display Scaling for HiDPI screen?

Post by ShakataGaNai » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:19 pm

Just installed Mint 18.1 x64 Cinnamon on my Lenovo X1 (gen 3). It has a HiDPI display running at 2560x1440. The problem is that everything on screen is TINY. How do I change the UI scaling so I can actually read the text on screen and have applications be a reasonable size? I've tried googling around but I cannot find any solid instructions on what to do for this latest release (a lot of mentions from previous versions that it doesn't work, and this version that it does). I did go into Accessibility Options and turn on the "Larger Text" option but that is no where near enough.

Full system Info: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/549ff ... 2ad9c1e0d8
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Re: Display Scaling for HiDPI screen?

Post by greerd » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:38 pm

The HiDPI setting in Mint 18.1 Cinnamon is Menu - Preferences - General - Desktop Scaling, but the only options are normal and double.

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Re: Display Scaling for HiDPI screen?

Post by ShakataGaNai » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:25 pm

Fantastic! Thank you very much - that's perfectly usable now.

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Re: [SOLVED] Display Scaling for HiDPI screen?

Post by jedibush » Fri May 19, 2017 4:25 pm

Thread is solved but didn't want to start a separate one. As pointed the only options are normal and double. Ubuntu and other OSes have a slider so you can select a perfect percentage. Is their any way to command line a intermediate scaling like 1.5x?

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