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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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Thanks man! worked for me
Works for me on GNU/Linux. Spotify client version 220.127.116.11 on Fedora 24, using a 4k monitor. although I had to bump up the scale to 1.8.
Here is my desktop file also attached.
[Desktop Entry]Name=SpotifyGenericName=Music PlayerComment=Spotify streaming music clientIcon=spotify-clientExec=/usr/bin/spotify --force-device-scale-factor=1.8 %UTryExec=spotifyTerminal=falseType=ApplicationCategories=Audio;Music;Player;AudioVideo;MimeType=x-scheme-handler/spotify;
In a 15.4" 4k i use a 2 has a factor.Very happy with my archlinux (artengos), very easy to install with yaourt -S spotify.easy like android instalation, or more easy than windows.
Problem still exist today, but this fix works like a charm. Using Mint 18, just added scale-factor command to spotifys startup command in launcher and that's it.
I'm a newbie in Linux... can you explain in detail the sequence for editing the file. I found the file but I have no idea how to edit it ! Thanks
Finally, I succeed doing it by myself... learning a little bit of Linux in the process. Thank you !
This only works for running it from command line.
Updating /usr/share/applications/spotify.desktop didn't work
Updating /usr/share/spotify/spotify.desktop didn't work.
Not even after reboot.
What fixed it for me globally (command line and unity apps) was to replace /usr/bin/spotify with a script to force the scale:
sudo rm /usr/bin/spotify && sudo echo "/usr/share/spotify/spotify --force-device-scale-factor=2" > /usr/bin/spotify && sudo chmod 755 /usr/bin/spotify
but seriously why is spotify the only ubuntu app that does not read this value from ubuntu's config?