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  • #11
    I really hope Unity supports HDPI maybe when 14.04 or 14.10 comes out.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by Bucic View Post

      Please state your desktop environment, resolution and [display size (or diagonal and aspect ratio)].
      UBUNTU 14.04
      gnome ( from official repository)
      kde ( from official repository)
      Linux mint ( from night repository)
      unity ( default )

      resolution = not Ultra resolution but just full hd 1920x1080
      display size = 382mm x 215mm

      And the default DPI is? 96dpi. I cant change this no matter what i do.

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      • #13
        Integer?

        Why not floating point so people with 1080p laptops can benefit?

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        • #14
          Per monitor support?

          Wonder what the chances are of this supporting a mix of high dpi and normal dpi screens? Seems like a pretty common use case to plug a laptop with high res screen into a lower resolution monitor or projector.

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          • #15
            To answer some questions:

            Re multimonitor and integer scaling:
            https://mail.gnome.org/archives/desk.../msg00010.html

            Why can't I change the dpi from 96?
            See: https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-s...-manager.c#n70

            As for 1080p I don't think your dpi is high enough to warrant scaling everything just increasing the font scale if needed should be enough. (If you have a 192dpi+ 1080p display you have a problem but I don't think you can get such a display outside of smartphones).

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            • #16
              Originally posted by fritzls View Post
              It's not just a gnome problem.
              ubuntu, mint, kde they all allow us to change the font dpi but not the display one.
              xrandr dpi never works. scale turn everything a mess.
              when using under full hd my eyes hurts sometimes.
              It is being worked on in KDE as well:
              http://vizzzion.org/blog/2014/02/rea...n-plasma-next/

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              • #17
                Originally posted by GraysonPeddie View Post
                I really hope Unity supports HDPI maybe when 14.04 or 14.10 comes out.
                They are working on High DPI support for Unity 7 in 14.04 LTS and of course Unity 8 has support for that but it needs to be refined.

                https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubu...nity7-high-dpi

                Brandon Schaefer and Eleni Maria Stea are working on that support for High DPI in Unity 7. They have a couple of branches in development and already some were merged in trunk of Unity.

                Unity 8 needs to refine it's support to be more automatic because currently it needs to be set with GRID_UNIT_PX.

                http://bregmatter.wordpress.com/2014...erged-desktop/

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                • #18
                  HiDpi displays have been out for several years now, having recently acquired one I was surprised by how badly supported they still are on Linux desktops. I saw people recommending KDE, saying that it was the only desktop built to be size independent, but I tried it and it was clear that it had problems (tiny window decorations, badly placed our sized text etc). Will be interesting to see how well this new Gnome patch works out.

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by drago01 View Post
                    To answer some questions:

                    Re multimonitor and integer scaling:
                    https://mail.gnome.org/archives/desk.../msg00010.html

                    Why can't I change the dpi from 96?
                    See: https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-s...-manager.c#n70

                    As for 1080p I don't think your dpi is high enough to warrant scaling everything just increasing the font scale if needed should be enough. (If you have a 192dpi+ 1080p display you have a problem but I don't think you can get such a display outside of smartphones).
                    This is the problem.
                    It's not about what you think ( sorry, Iím being honest) but what I want and need.
                    nor everyone want use this 96 dpi. not everyone have an eagle eyes . It's really annoying.
                    At end of day our eyes start hurts because of everything small.

                    change the font dpi turn everything like a kid paper/glue project..

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by drago01 View Post
                      Why can't I change the dpi from 96?
                      See: https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-s...-manager.c#n70

                      Well. If is so hard to do it by heuristic ( I agree it is)..
                      Turn some default DPI values, like 96, 120, 140, another ones into a easy way to be changed by users ( not all possible market dpi, but ones near the default ones we have by in market today) or a way we can change this by manual x/y size input.

                      It's not something frugal ou non useful. It's something basic from the usability viewpoint.
                      Better have a near dpi for Uhd than a standard 96dpi.

                      If My skill can help into this I'm proud of do it. but I cant. unfortunately.

                      Thanks.

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