How to scale Xfce 4.13 for 4K HiDPI screen?

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Fri May 25 13:42:07 CEST 2018

On 25 May 2018 at 13:36, Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at> wrote:

> On 24 May 2018 at 17:43, Paul Menzel <pmenzel+xfce at> wrote:
>> I tested Xfce 4.13 with Xfwm4 4.13.0, Xfce4-panel 4.13.2, GTK+ 3.22.30
>> and a 4K HiDPI Dell monitor.
>> Unfortunately, logging in, all items are too small. Is there an easy way
>> to scale everything like it’s done in GNOME or Unity? I didn’t find such an
>> option in the display settings. I only found *Window Scaling* under
>> Settings → Appearance → Settings. I can chose *2x* there, but it causes a
>> lot of display errors like the window and the panel overlap and so on.
> For gtk3, try setting GDK_SCALE and GDK_DPI_SCALE, see

Also, make sure to check as
well, it contains a patch to port to GdkDisplay and GdkMonitor and that
fixes the struts issues (panel overlap) you mention.

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