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Skype is a Qt program, and needs to be configured separately. You can't change the DPI setting for it, but at least you can change font size. Install `extra/qt4` and run `qtconfig-qt4` to do it.
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Skype is a Qt program, and needs to be configured separately. You can't change the DPI setting for it, but at least you can change font size. Install <code>extra/qt4</code> and run <code>qtconfig-qt4</code> to do it.

Revision as of 23:04, 23 December 2013

What is it

HiDPI, also known as Retina, is simply a name for screens with high resolution. The examples are Apple MacBooks labeled "with Retina", as well as some ultrabooks (e.g. Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro).

Not all software behaves well in high-resolution mode yet. Here are listed most common tweaks which make work on a HiDPI screen more pleasant.

Desktop environments (DEs)

GNOME 3

GNOME seems to be supporting HiDPI since 3.10. The support isn't particularly great, though.

XFCE

Go to Settings Editor (you can find it in Settings Manager), and change the DPI parameter in xsettings -> Xft. The value of 180 seems to work well on Retina screens.

Browsers

Firefox

Open Firefox advanced preferences page (about:config) and set parameter layout.css.devPixelsPerPx to 2 (or find the one that suits you better; 2 is a good choice for Retina screens).

Mail clients

Thunderbird

See Firefox. To access about:config, go to Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Config editor.

Skype

Skype is a Qt program, and needs to be configured separately. You can't change the DPI setting for it, but at least you can change font size. Install extra/qt4 and run qtconfig-qt4 to do it.