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Fedora HiDPI support (4k display)

asked 2017-02-01 13:39:17 -0500

dylhunn gravatar image

Hi all. I was having an issue in which my Fedora 25 installation wouldn't scale the login screen, activities bar, or other GNOME features, despite already setting the scaling factor to 2 in GNOME tweak tool. I found a solution regarding the login screen on another forum, but it actually fixed the scaling of my system menus and activities bar as well. I am posting it here, so it is added to the knowledge base and people can find it in the future. Here was the quoted solution:

I finally figured this out w/ the help of the following link:

I modified the file:

changing the default value to 2.
<key name="scaling-factor" type="u">

and then running
glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas

all commands executed with root privileges.
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answered 2017-02-01 14:43:32 -0500

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Your solution is lame, editing system files is a terrible way to do it and will be overwritten every time gsettings-desktop-schemas package is updated.

The correct way is

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface scaling-factor 2

Or you could use dconf-editor

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