Fonts and DK 8.0

digikam at digikam at
Mon Apr 17 22:06:33 BST 2023

On Mon, 17 Apr 2023 20:30:52 +0100
Dougie Nisbet <dougie at> wrote:

> I've had similar issues after upgrading to dual BenQ 28" 3840x2160
> monitors a couple of months ago. I don't believe it's specific to
> digiKam and you may find this behaviour happens inconsistently
> across apps. 

For me, I'm also on XFCE but it's specific to DK.

All my other "stuff" is no problem like firefox, claws-mail, vim,
emacs, darktable, ...

> If you do a web search on small fonts on large
> displays for linux you'll find a lot of mixed information. It
> usually seems to involve adjusting the scaling and/or the DPI on
> your particular setup, and there aren't any guarantees. You end up
> getting one application looking lovely, and another ends up looking
> bad.
> I'm using the xfce4 desktop on Debian, and what's worked for me is
> using the Adwaita Style, changing the custom DPI setting to 140
> (you need to experiment), and leaving the Window Scaling at 1x
> (I've tried 2x but as mentioned, it fixes one thing, but breaks
> another). For xfce4 this is under Settings/Appearance, or run
> directly as xfce4-appearance-settings. I've also tried other
> desktops, e.g. kde, and found that it basically involved trial and
> error experimenting with scaling and dpi.

I use arc-lighter but just tried adwaita and it looks good too.
Switching to a custom dpi of 140 made everything else too big.

> Dougie
> On 17/04/2023 20:07, digikam at wrote:
> > Linux 8.0 appimage: opensuse leap 15.4
> >
> > I just move and changed my monitor to a benq 27": 2560 x 1440.
> >
> > I adjusted the font sizes for the collections and views, but the
> > "system stuff" like the menus, they are far too small for me to
> > read.
> >
> > Here's a screenshot:
> >
> >
> >
> > Is there something I can do about the small fonts on the system
> > menu file, albums, search, tags....?
> >  



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