Look at screenshot for example, but basically EVERYTHING IS SO SMALL- is there a way to make "everything" bigger? I like this screen resolution, so I am just meaning the text and the mouse and firefox butons.
It may depend on the resolution you are using how well the scaling looks when you increase it, are you using an Xorg or Wayland session? You can also try scaling your cursor, font and icon.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:57 am
I'm running the amdgpu drivers with an RX580 under Arch.
With any scaling, everything on screen is blurred, at 100% it's fine just unreadably small. This is not related to the application, the system dock, menus, the settings app it's all blurred. Doesn't matter if it's 150%, 175% or 200%, still blurred. Now that the 5.22 release is out there is the option to scale each monitor differently, but it doesn't change that anything other than 100% looks blurred.
I'm just using kde under X, using xrandr and changing the default dpi seems to keep everything crisp and sharp while being a reasonable size, even when the 4k screen is set to 175% scaling. Under wayland everything is blurred unless 100% scaling is used, so not really usable.
Plasma 5.26 will resolve a major pain point for users of the Wayland session with high DPI screens: you’ll now be able to choose how you want your XWayland-using apps to be scaled:
- By the compositor–ensuring uniform scaling, but blurriness (this is the status quo)
- By the apps themselves–allowing them to use their pre-existing X11 high DPI capabilities, if they have them, but leaving apps without such capabilities at the wrong scale
Thanks for the tip. the buttons are still quite small though- (back button, refresh button, etc)
How much are you wanting to increase the scaling, as mentioned here it seems increasing the DPI using xrandr(--dpi) is a solution to the problem where things start to look a bit blurry after increasing the scaling. You should be able to create an xrandr script to set your resolution and dpi on login, one of us can help you with that. In the past when I had to create an xrandr script myself I always did it the lazy way by installing arandr(a graphical tool to create xrandr scripts) and then configuring my monitors as I want then save the output as a script and then add custom settings to it.In fact, in the X11 setup, I simply enforce a DPI of 144. This is same as a 150% scaling, but the native 4k resolution remains. For the laptop screen I have, in addition, to reduce the screen resolution a bit.
sudo dnf upgrade
It looks like KDE Plasma 5.26+ may have addressed the issue of blurry xwayland-apps: