Bug 1257383 - Tweak Tool's HiDPI setting doesn't apply to GNOME Shell properly
Tweak Tool's HiDPI setting doesn't apply to GNOME Shell properly
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-tweak-tool (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mohamed El Morabity
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Reported: 2015-08-26 20:50 EDT by Brion Vibber
Modified: 2016-11-24 08:52 EST (History)
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screenshot of 2560x1600 desktop after enabling window scaling with tweak-tool (912.40 KB, image/png)
2015-08-26 20:50 EDT, Brion Vibber
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GNOME Desktop 741735 None None None 2016-07-27 21:34 EDT

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Description Brion Vibber 2015-08-26 20:50:20 EDT
Created attachment 1067463 [details]
screenshot of 2560x1600 desktop after enabling window scaling with tweak-tool

Description of problem:

When HiDPI scaling is not automatically selected, the only GUI-accessible way to enable it appears to be in the 'Tweak Tool' (gnome-tweak-tool), under the 'Window' settings. While this correctly applies to fonts, icons, etc in GNOME apps, it does not correctly apply to GNOME Shell menus, fonts, icons. This leaves a tiny top shell bar, tiny fonts in shell menus and dialogs, etc.

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How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get VMWare Fusion on a Retina MacBookPro
2. Create VM with a Fedora 23 .iso; in display config for the VM enable native Retina resolution 
3. Install and boot up Fedora, witness tiny text/icons/windows (bug 1256992)
4. open 'Tweak Tool' (may need to 'dnf install gnome-tweak-tool' if not already there)
5. Set window scaling to 2

Actual results:

Gnome app windows/text/icons are correctly sized, but shell windows/text/icons are not. (See screenshot)

Expected results:

App and shell windows/text/icons should all be correctly sized.

Additional info:

I'm not sure what exactly the tweak tool sets with its HiDPI scaling, but I've always had better luck with this command line:

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

which seems to fix the shell as well as the app windows.
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