Spotify Scaling Broken [4K] [Ubuntu]

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Spotify Scaling Broken [4K] [Ubuntu]

vigneshsella
Visitor

Plan

Premium

Country

USA

 

Device

HP Spectre

Operating System

Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

 

My Question or Issue

I have a 4K laptop, and I cannot use Spotify. The UI is so horrendously small, its impossible for me to see anything. There should be automatic GUI scaling (or it should talk to the system to see the system default scaling). How do I fix this?

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Re: Spotify Scaling Broken [4K] [Ubuntu]

dlu
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spotify --force-device-scale-factor=2

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Re: Spotify Scaling Broken [4K] [Ubuntu]

alex22p22
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You can find some more threads on this if you search for "hidpi linux"

 

Two solutions:

 

i) startup using:

spotify --force-device-scale-factor=2.0

 

ii) Edit the following file:

/usr/share/applications/spotify.desktop

 

Replace:

Exec=spotify %U

 

With:

Exec=spotify --force-device-scale-factor=2.0 %U

 

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