Scaling works great in Windows and MacOS. It's time to bring that same great feel in spotify over to the linux world! Right now, if one has a high-density display (read, high PPI) then the text becomes unreadable in the spotify application.
I happen to be using ubuntu 16.04 Desktop; however, I'm sure other *nix display manager environments are also impacted by this.
Please +1 / upvote this if you view this as a priority for improving your spotify experience (and include some system specs to help those friendly spotify devs with sampling data)!
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The issue is only that Spotify doesn't auto-detect the correct scaling factor.
If you pass a scaling factor on the command line it will scale just fine:
$ spotify --force-device-scale-factor=1.5
If you start Spotify using a .desktop file, you can modify it to pass the scaling factor every time like this:
[Desktop Entry] Name=Spotify GenericName=Music Player Comment=Spotify streaming music client Icon=spotify-client Exec=spotify --force-device-scale-factor=1.5 TryExec=spotify Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=Audio;Music;Player;AudioVideo; MimeType=x-scheme-handler/spotify;
This solution is not as nice as auto-detecting the scaling factor but unless you often change displays this should solve your problem.
It would be helpful if
$ spotify --help
would tell people that the --force-device-scale-factor option exists.