On GNOME on ArchLinux for years now, on HiDPi since Dell XPS (early 2015)
without problems at all.

I don't remember which GNOME it had by that time, but it was looking
gorgeous (and still does, looking forward to try 3.22).

However, I guess it's a matter of pixel density. If you have node tweak
tools you can try to change Window scaling in the window panel from 1 to 2
(or whatever you'll find convenient).

Alternatively, you might try what's suggested in ArchLinux Wiki:

Summarized here:

To scale UI elements by a factor of two:

export GDK_SCALE=2

To undo scaling of text:

export GDK_DPI_SCALE=0.5

I hopw one of these solutions work.

Best Regards

On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 7:28 PM, Stefan Salewski <m...@ssalewski.de> wrote:

> Recently a did a fresh Gentoo Linux install with Gnome 3.18 GUI.
> Skylake CPU with integrated graphics connected to a 4k monitor.
> Initial GUI is very tiny as expected, so I used skaling for Windows
> factor 2. This gives me this result:
> http://ssalewski.de/tmp/Gnome3.18_HighDPI.png
> Generally not too bad, window content including web browser is scaled
> to a size which makes working possible. But as you can see text on top
> of the screen and the text of the program icons is tiny still, mouse
> pointer too.
> I have googled already for some hours -- seems that there is no info
> direct from gtk or gnome people. Google gives me a few hits, most from
> around 2011. Will took me some time to test. For mouse pointer -- well
> I think there is a dconf setting, but I have still to find it. For icon
> text -- absolutely no idea currently.
> May gnome 3.20 or 3.22 or wayland offer simpler/better tuning? For
> gentoo we have only 3.18 in stable yet, but I may try to install the
> unstable files when it really helps. And 3.20 should be available in
> stable gentoo very soon
> I have already tried scaling text instead. Thats works too, but for
> example the scroll bar becomes very narrow, and I found no way for
> tweaking.
> May there exists HiDPI themes somewhere?
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