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What is HiDPI screen?

What is HiDPI screen?

HiDPI (High Dots Per Inch) displays, also known by Apple’s “Retina Display” marketing name, are screens with a high resolution in a relatively small format. They are mostly found in high-end laptops and monitors. Not all software behaves well in high-resolution mode yet.

How do I enable fractional scaling in Fedora?

Make sure that you’re logged into the Wayland GNOME session. You can pick the session type on the login screen through the cogwheel button. The display turns black for a second. When it comes back on, navigate to display settings, and you should find the fractional scaling options there.

What is Wayland Fedora?

Wayland is a display server protocol which was (at the time of writing) introduced as the default in GNOME. Wayland is enabled by default in the GNOME Desktop. You can choose to run GNOME in X11 by choosing the Gnome on xorg option in the session chooser on the login screen.

Does Gnome have fractional scaling?

The default GNOME scaling only allows scaling the user interface in whole numbers (e.g. 100%, 200%), and this doesn’t work well with every HiDPI monitor; this is where fractional scaling comes in, which allows scaling using fractions, so users can set scaling percentages like 125% or 150%.

Can you use a high DPI monitor in Fedora?

Support for high DPI monitors has been included in Fedora Workstation for some time now. If you use a monitor with a high enough DPI, Fedora Workstation automatically scales all the elements of the Desktop to a 2:1 ratio, and everything would display crisply and not too small.

Is the Grub font size on HiDPI small?

I have a Lenovo c940 that I have had Fedora on for a few months and I have had a pretty great experience overall but I have the HiDPI model and upon boot, the grub boo screen is quite small. I have looked at the steps to import a font and size it in grub but I am not having much success.

How to make Linux desktop look good on HiDPI displays?

Open the settings by typing about:settings in the address bar and hitting Enter. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Show advanced settings…. Under “Web content,” set Page zoom to 200%. I like to leave the font size set at Medium, but your preferences may differ. That’s about all you can do.

What’s the value of 2 for a hidpi display?

Use a value of 2 for outputs with high resolution. Such displays are often called “HiDPI” or “retina” displays. Thanks for contributing an answer to Unix & Linux Stack Exchange!