How to scale Xfce 4.13 for 4K HiDPI screen?

Paul Menzel pmenzel+xfce at
Tue May 29 15:14:46 CEST 2018

Dear Olivier,

On 05/25/18 13:42, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> 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.

Thank you for pointing me to the patch. It fixed the issue I reported.

Kind regards,


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