• XPS 13 QHD Resolution - Increase Window Sizes


    As the subject states, I recently installed Arch on my XPS 13 QHD display. A lot of the login windows and things are extra small, and I was hoping someone knew of a way to make things a bit bigger and easier to read.

    Anyone with an XPS 13 with QHD have any tips that they can share please?


  • you can simple increase the fontsize.

  • I adjusted the font size, but I believe that’s only for like the terminal emulators right? I don’t see a change in the sizes of windows for logging in or other applications.

    Regardless, when you say increase the font-size, can you expand on how you adjust it please?


  • @a4orce84 said in XPS 13 QHD Resolution - Increase Window Sizes:

    Regardless, when you say increase the font-size, can you expand on how you adjust it please?

    depending on wich Desktop environment are you using.

    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xrandr is also good choice to play araound with screen resolution…
    And with “Login” you mean Lightdm? you should read also:

  • @joekamprad

    Thanks, I got my GRUB resolution fixed. And yes, I did mean LightDM. Any tricks on increasing the size for it?


  • Anyone please?

  • Hi,

    Sorry if you have already checked it, but if not, I think it could help:


  • Oh i do not know about a retina display section here ;)

    @a4orce84 : problem is to change the size of the lightdm login screen, i have no clue to do it especially for lightdm, but you can try to change the resolution for grub bootloader:

  • It’s not only for Retina but for all HiRes monitors ;)

  • So, I updated Grub (thanks!)…still looking to see if I can increase the size of LightDM at all. Or maybe using something else with better resolution?

  • if you change from lightdm-webkit-greeter to lightdm-gtk-greeter you can install lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings
    with it you can increase fontsize…

    Bild Text

  • I tried that also, the lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings does not appear to be affecting the font size in arch-linux when I increase it for some reason.

  • do you run it with sudo?

  • I did, it asked me for my password. Is there another option to increase the size besides adjusting the fonts?

  • You are shure you select the change of fontsize here?
    Next option is to use large fonts for the greeter…

    and do you read this: ?

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