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Old 06-11-2019, 05:19 PM   #1
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Xrandr to scale back content with HiDPI enabled (dual monitor setup)

Hello all,

Yesterday I had a great setup going that I cannot replicate.

Previous setup:
4k Monitor on left
1440p Monitor on right

HiDPI enabled
No adjustments for 4k
xrandr --output DP-2 --scale 1.4x1.4 (worked beautifully for 1440p).

New setup:
Same as before, except I made 4k monitor my main display and put it on the right of the 1440p.

HiDPI makes 4k look great, but my 1440p is too big.
I ran my "xrandr" code again, and the scaling looks good, but now the desktop from the 4k monitor is partially on the 1440p monitor (and looks totally wrong).

I just want each monitor to NOT overlap at all (discrete), and I just want the 1440p to have 1.4x1.4 scale to make it a bit smaller.

Your guidance is much appreciated!!
Old 06-11-2019, 05:55 PM   #2
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If I go to "Display" and swap the monitors (so that 4k is on the LEFT and 1440p is on the RIGHT), my the scaling works fine again. Note that this is swapped from the reality (making the mouse movement opposite to go to and from screens), so I'd prefer a different solution.

But as of now, this is the closest I have got!


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