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Linux client barely usable on HiDPI displays

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I have a 4k display, and the Linux (at least?) client is practically unusable.

Is HiDPI support on the roadmap?

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Re: Linux client barely usable on HiDPI displays

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Add --force-device-scale-factor=1.5 (or whatever fits your UI scale) as a command line option.

 

You could edit /usr/share/applications/spotify.desktop or wherever the .desktop file is located and change the line with Exec= to:

 

Exec=spotify --force-device-scale-factor=1.5 %U

 

Problem solved.

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I can confirm that this option does not have any effect on Spotify 0.9.17.1, the official version you get here: https://www.spotify.com/fr/download/linux/

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I made a Alias in my .bashrc

 

alias spotify="/usr/bin/spotify --force-device-scale-factor=1.5"

 

This works on Ubuntu 16.04

 

 

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Re: Linux client barely usable on HiDPI displays

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Hi,

 

could you explain what "practically unusable" means?

There is a linux beta version around since 2 weeks or so (only 64bit) did you try that yet?

 

Erkan

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https://twitter.com/felipernb/status/575669571044114432

 

There are zoom in/out options, but right now they don't save so you would have to adjust every time you launch 

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On HIDPI display its barely usable, because everything is so small.

Linux isn't very good yet in this regard, as it could just upscale by default, but doesn't.

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Casual Listener

Where is this zoom in / out option located? I have a hard time reading the menus.

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There is no zoom in / zoom out.  I hope they improve high DPI support soon.  At this rate we'll be able to zoom individual windows on Wayland first. 

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Re: Linux client barely usable on HiDPI displays

Regular

Add --force-device-scale-factor=1.5 (or whatever fits your UI scale) as a command line option.

 

You could edit /usr/share/applications/spotify.desktop or wherever the .desktop file is located and change the line with Exec= to:

 

Exec=spotify --force-device-scale-factor=1.5 %U

 

Problem solved.

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That doesn't work for me.

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It works with the beta 🙂

Thank you!

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Re: Linux client barely usable on HiDPI displays

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It should be automatically. Or at least have a GUI option to set the scaling factor.

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