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Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎04-17-2018
Location: GB
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Scaling for 1440p on Linux Mint

Does anyone know how to get reasonable scaling on a 1440p screen in Linux. I would prefer to use Linux Mint, but I could also work with Ubuntu. 


I've tried switching it over to 'HiDPI' in the general options and reducing the font scaling to about 0.8 or so, just to counteract the overly large components. This works to an extent, but the corner window buttons are tiny. So far, I've only tried this in the test environment rather than installing it, but scaling feels quite awkard at the moment.


Apologies if I'm posting this to the wrong forum, but I'd be grateful if anyone has an answer to my problem.

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Registered: ‎09-20-2018
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Re: Scaling for 1440p on Linux Mint

Here's a great resource on getting proper scaling on linux.

Not specifically for Mint but works for any distro.

Punch Card
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Registered: ‎03-27-2018
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Re: Scaling for 1440p on Linux Mint

Here are the settings I use on my 6th generation X1 Carbon, with a 14.0" WQHD (2560x1440), IPS, Anti-Glare screen, running Mint 19 Cinnamon - and on real hardware (it might be the live environment, or its lack of persistent settings after reboot, that is causing you problems).


DPI (Settings -> General): double.


Font sizes (Settings -> Fonts): mostly ten.


Text scaling factor (Settings -> Fonts): 1.0.


Theme, window borders (Settings -> Themes -> Themes): Mint-Y Dark


I don't think the BIOS comes into things. There may be something I am overlooking (forgetting), thought.

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