HiDPI

HiDPI is short for displays with a high DPI / pixel density, such as the Retina MacBook Pro and ASUS Zenbook. HiDPI support within Linux is still maturing.

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HiDPI Linux News

Ubuntu 19.04 Released As A Big Linux Desktop...   Ubuntu   18 Apr 2019
The New Features To The Linux 3.16 Kernel   Linux Kernel   15 Jun 2014
Wayland 1.2.0 Released, Joined By Weston Compositor   Wayland   13 Jul 2013
Unity 7 Is Now My Desktop, Wins Over Xfce On HiDPI   Ubuntu   15 Mar 2014
The Most Interesting Highlights To The Linux 5.0...   Linux Kernel   22 Feb 2019
GNOME 3.32 Lands Long-Awaited Fractional Scaling...   GNOME   01 Mar 2019
OS X Is No Longer On My Main System, But I Already...   Ubuntu   12 Mar 2014
A Look At The Many Improvements & New Features In...   GNOME   13 Mar 2019
The Features To Look Forward To With Wine 3.0   WINE   29 Nov 2017
Steam UI Finally Has A Scaling Mode For HiDPI Monitors   Valve   26 Jan 2018
LibreOffice 6.2 Shipping Today With User Interface...   LibreOffice   07 Feb 2019
A Look At The New Features For Fedora 27   Fedora   18 Oct 2017
Wine 4.0 Release Preparations Begin For Much Improved...   WINE   25 Nov 2018
GNOME's Mutter Sees Big Rework, Striving For Multi-DPI...   GNOME   20 Jul 2016
Wine 4.0 Officially Released With Vulkan Support,...   WINE   22 Jan 2019
VirtualBox 6.0 Released With Better HiDPI Support,...   Oracle   18 Dec 2018
GNOME 3.28 Is Being Released This Next Week With Many...   GNOME   11 Mar 2018
Qt 5.6 Drops WebKit, Qt QML Uses Less Memory &...   Qt   11 Oct 2015
GNOME Shell Lands High DPI Support   GNOME   12 Feb 2014
Firefox 59 Might Ship With Working Wayland Support   Mozilla   25 Jan 2018
GIMP 2.10 Released With A Ton Of Improvements   Free Software   27 Apr 2018
Inkscape 1.0 Alpha Released For This Leading...   Desktop   18 Jan 2019
System76's Pop!_OS Switching From GRUB To Systemd-Boot   Operating Systems   05 Feb 2018
The Many Features Coming To The Wine 4.0 Stable...   WINE   31 Dec 2018
Linux 5.0-rc1 Debuts With New Hardware Support,...   Linux Kernel   06 Jan 2019
Google Chrome Will Soon Work Better For Linux HiDPI...   Google   09 Apr 2015
Fedora 30 Will Have Firefox Wayland By Default But...   Fedora   18 Feb 2019
Ardour 6.0 Digital Audio Workstation Sees First...   Multimedia   27 Mar 2020
Fedora 30 Planning To Use Wayland-Enabled Firefox By...   Fedora   25 Jan 2019
Mir 1.7 Released With Improvements For Running X11...   Ubuntu   16 Jan 2020
Three New Tweaks I Like In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS   Ubuntu   23 Mar 2014
GNOME 3.28 Beta Released With Many Improvements   GNOME   14 Feb 2018
Inkscape 1.0 Release Candidate Emerges For This...   Free Software   13 Apr 2020
KDE Plasma 5.15 Beta Released With Some Grand...   KDE   17 Jan 2019
Xfce 4.14 Desktop Officially Released   Desktop   12 Aug 2019
MATE 1.20 Released With HiDPI Abilities, Global Menu...   Desktop   07 Feb 2018
LXQt 0.12 released With Better HiDPI Support, More...   Desktop   21 Oct 2017
Wine 2.8 Brings Improved Direct3D Command Stream   WINE   12 May 2017
KDE Plasma 5.15 Released With Wayland Improvements,...   KDE   12 Feb 2019
LibreOffice 7.0 Alpha 1 Released With Its Skia +...   LibreOffice   14 May 2020
LibreOffice 7.0 Git Adds Skia-Based Text Rendering...   LibreOffice   18 Mar 2020
MPlayer2's Latest Development Activities   Multimedia   26 Aug 2012
GIMP 2.9.6 Released With GEGL Multi-Threading &...   Desktop   24 Aug 2017
Linux Users Upset By Chromium's Busted HiDPI Support   Google   25 Jan 2015
Some Of The Features Coming To Linux Mint's Cinnamon...   Desktop   30 Apr 2017
KDE Finally Offers An Easy Global Shortcut To Launch...   KDE   01 Jul 2018
GTK+ 3.90.0 Released, Advancing Towards GTK 4.0   GNOME   01 Apr 2017
Linux 4.21 Picking Up New Console Font For HiDPI /...   Linux Kernel   29 Dec 2018
LibreOffice 7.0's Qt5 Support To Offer HiDPI Scaling   LibreOffice   10 Mar 2020
GNOME Shell & Mutter Up To 3.24 Beta State   GNOME   16 Feb 2017
GNOME Shell 3.35.3 Released With NVIDIA Driver...   GNOME   05 Jan 2020
Ardour 6.0-RC1 Digital Audio Workstation Released With...   Multimedia   19 Apr 2020
The Open-Source Linux Letdowns of 2015   Free Software   24 Dec 2015
LibreOffice 5.0 Open-Source Office Suite Has Been...   LibreOffice   20 May 2015
MPV 0.24 Media Player Adds Experimental Stream...   Multimedia   15 Feb 2017
Mir 1.8 Released With HiDPI Improvements, Better...   Wayland   16 Apr 2020
Fractional Scaling Might Soon Be Accomplished For...   GNOME   28 May 2017
With Qt 6.0 Development To Heat Up, 2018 Should Be...   Qt   02 Jan 2018
VLC 3.0-RC3 Released With Hardware Decoding That Works...   Multimedia   25 Dec 2017
Xfce 4.12 Released After Nearly Three Years Of Work   Desktop   28 Feb 2015
GNOME 3.36 Lands Scaled/Transformed Hardware Cursors...   GNOME   28 Feb 2020
GNOME 3.35.3 Released As Another Step To GNOME 3.36   GNOME   10 Jan 2020
Fedora 22 Is Running Fairly Well So Far   Fedora   12 Feb 2015
Unity 2018.2 Beta Brings Vulkan Support To The Unity...   Linux Gaming   07 May 2018
Fedora Developers Update Firefox For Wayland With...   Fedora   09 Oct 2018
Plymouth Gains HiDPI Support   Red Hat   04 Mar 2016
Exciting GSoC 2017 Projects: Vulkan Software Renderer,...   Google   04 May 2017
KDE Plasma 5.11 Officially Released With Vault, Better...   KDE   10 Oct 2017
Features To Look Forward To With GNOME 3.18   GNOME   22 Sep 2015
GNOME Shell + Mutter 3.31.92 Bring Fractional Scaling,...   GNOME   05 Mar 2019
GNOME 3.34.3 Released To Offer Up More Fixes Ahead Of...   GNOME   09 Jan 2020
KDE Had Another Successful Year With Google Summer of...   KDE   27 Aug 2017
The Issues People Face With Fedora Workstation   Fedora   08 May 2015
Elementary OS Juno Beta 1 Released   Operating Systems   03 Jul 2018
HandBrake 1.1 Open-Source Video Transcoder Released   Free Software   08 Apr 2018
GNOME 3.28 Desktop Officially Released   GNOME   14 Mar 2018
Enlightenment E19 Officially Released With Its Own...   Desktop   15 Sep 2014
Wine 2.7 Has HiDPI Improvements, Direct3D 11 Shader...   WINE   28 Apr 2017
Linux Mint 18 MATE & Cinnamon Editions Released   Operating Systems   30 Jun 2016
Systemd 239 Is Being Prepped For Release With Many...   systemd   12 Jun 2018
GNOME Mutter 3.27.1 Brings Hybrid GPU Support   GNOME   17 Oct 2017
GNOME Shell & Mutter 3.25.1 Released   GNOME   27 Apr 2017
Steam Should Now Have Lower CPU Usage In The...   Valve   14 Sep 2017
KDE Plasma 5.14 Beta Brings Many Improvements,...   KDE   13 Sep 2018
KDE Plasma 5.11 Rolls Into Beta With New System...   KDE   14 Sep 2017
Blender 2.79 Is Bringing Performance Improvements,...   Free Software   12 Apr 2017
VirtualBox 5.2.2 Brings Linux 4.14 Fixes, HiDPI UI...   Virtualization   24 Nov 2017
Blender 2.79 Now Available With Much Faster Radeon...   Multimedia   12 Sep 2017
GIMP Now Moving Full Steam Ahead With Their GTK3 Port   Free Software   01 May 2018
KDE Makes More Progress On HiDPI Support   KDE   06 Mar 2015
KDE Plasma 5.14 Offers A Hibernate Option From The...   KDE   09 Sep 2018
Sway 1.0 Alpha 6 Released, Now Supports...   Wayland   22 Sep 2018
Fedora Continues Working On Better NVIDIA Support,...   Fedora   20 Jun 2017
More HiDPI Changes Land For GNOME 3.12   GNOME   14 Mar 2014
MATE 1.24 Released For Letting GNOME 2 Continuation...   GNOME   10 Feb 2020
GNOME's Mutter Flips On Its New Monitor Config Manager...   GNOME   18 Jul 2017
Wine 3.6 Brings A GLSL-Based Blitter, HiDPI Work   WINE   13 Apr 2018
KDE Plasma 5.10 Beta Ships With Folder View Default,...   KDE   15 May 2017
GNOME's Mutter 3.18.1 Brings Better HiDPI On Wayland   GNOME   15 Oct 2015
Wayland's Weston Sees Patches For FreeBSD, Fractional...   Wayland   15 Dec 2017