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GNOME Shell Lands High DPI Support

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Published on 12 February 2014 03:20 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
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The GNOME Shell now has HiDPI support for scaling its user-interface on high DPI displays.

This commit to GNOME Shell today adds high DPI support for being able to scale the shell's UI by an integer factor. The original bug report by Matthias Clasen explains, "The UI that is drawn by gnome-shell (top bar, menus, dialogs, etc) needs to be scaled by the scale factor when on a hi-dpi display."

After a half-year of this bug being open, the GNOME Shell will have better HiDPI support when GNOME 3.12 makes its debut in March or early April. Besides improving the desktop's support for high DPI displays, GNOME 3.12 also has better Wayland support and other new features that have already been written about at length in numerous Phoronix articles.

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