X2Go Bug report logs - #913
Inaccurate scaling of dialog boxes and fonts for large DPI screen in Windows 10

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Package: x2goclient; Maintainer for x2goclient is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>; Source for x2goclient is src:x2goclient.

Reported by: "Alves-Foss, James (jimaf@uidaho.edu)" <jimaf@uidaho.edu>

Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2015 16:10:01 UTC

Severity: normal

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Hi Matt,

On  Di 20 Jul 2021 14:53:21 CEST, Matt G wrote:

> It appears to be DPI unaware.
> My fix for Gnome 3 at 200% on Debian Bullseye:
> 1. Create a copy of the .desktop to home directory
> # $ cp /usr/share/applications/x2goclient.desktop  
> ~/.local/share/applications/
> 2. Change exec= in ~/.local/share/applications/x2goclient.desktop
> Exec=env QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=1 x2goclient
> I found this recommendation in https://doc.qt.io/qt-5/highdpi.html
> "To get an application designed for low DPI values running on high  
> resolution monitors quickly, consider one of the following:"
> "set the QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR environment variable to 1."
> Thanks to akik in the #x2go IRC channel for pointing me in the right  
> direction.

thanks for providing this bit of info. I just tested this from an i3  
desktop locally and it fails on a 4k display by whatever reason.

What works for me, though, is:

env QT_SCALE_FACTOR=2 x2goclient

However, the overall fix will be making X2Go Client HiDPI aware.


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