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Where is HiDPI in Plasma settings?

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:18 pm
by borg101
I just installed kubuntu on my laptop and wanted to check out Plasma on my desktop since it was so cool looking on my laptop. After I installed it, I restarted and logged in and everything was microscopic. I could barely read anything inches away from my 55inch 1080p display. I tried setting the default text scale factor but that didn't work. I manually set each font size and that helped, but icons and such were still tiny. I couldn't find the HiDPI settings at all. Any help?

Re: Where is HiDPI in Plasma settings?

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:32 am
by catweazel
borg101 wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:18 pm
I just installed kubuntu on my laptop
And you're asking on a Linux Mint forum because?

Re: Where is HiDPI in Plasma settings?

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:04 am
by borg101
catweazel wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:32 am
borg101 wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:18 pm
I just installed kubuntu on my laptop
And you're asking on a Linux Mint forum because?
.......Well, if you had bothered to read my post, you'd notice that I referenced kubuntu as the install on my laptop and that I wanted to try Plasma on my desktop which, according to my signature, is running Mint 18.3. But hey, let's just keep being sarcastic and see how helpful we can be. I'm sure it will turn out fine.

Re: Where is HiDPI in Plasma settings?

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:11 am
by xenopeek
It helps to be specific and not make people play detective with your signature.

Re: Where is HiDPI in Plasma settings?

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:18 am
by aes2011

Re: Where is HiDPI in Plasma settings?

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:27 pm
by xenopeek
That last link sums it all up I think: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/HiDPI#KDE. Additional steps may be needed for specific applications as noted later on that page.

Re: Where is HiDPI in Plasma settings?

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:24 pm
by borg101
xenopeek wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:11 am
It helps to be specific and not make people play detective with your signature.
Soooo.....being on a Mint forum, I should have to specify what OS I'm using? Cool...good to know. How much more specific do I need to be? I stated I installed kubuntu on my laptop and that I liked Plasma so I wanted it to be on my desktop? Besides the fact that it is in my signature, shouldn't the fact that I'm on a Mint forum make that obvious? I didn't post in Ubuntu forums or Arch or any other place. If we need to to state that we're using the distro while on the forum for said distro, that's a pretty sad state of affairs. Now, if what version I'm using was asked, I can understand that....but that wasn't what was asked. A sarcastic and unhelpful response is what was asked.
aes2011, Thank you for being the only one to have a productive and helpful response.

Re: Where is HiDPI in Plasma settings?

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:28 pm
by o-l-d
Here is an article with simple instructions how to set up HiDPI with the most popular linux desktop environments using a Ubuntu/Debian base.

https://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-li ... -on-linux/