MacBook Pro Retina

Suhaib Nabeil snabieel at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 02:39:20 CEST 2015


Thank you Johannes. The xrandr command helped a lot except for
chromium. I won't complain though, since chromium looks nice as it is.
That being said, I went to chromium's setting and changed the zoom
from 100% to 175%

Regards,
Suhaib Nabiel

> On Jul 2, 2015, at 5:56 AM, Johannes Jordan <jordan at lanrules.de> wrote:
>
> Hello Suhaib,
>
>
> I don't know exactly what the Ubuntu slider is doing but the correct
> method of adjusting font sizes is to set the DPI (dots per inch) of the
> display correctly.
>
> Now, for example, the Pro Retina 13" has 227 dpi and the 15" version 220
> dpi according to: https://www.apple.com/de/macbook-pro/specs-retina/
>
> To put that in perspective, a typical DPI value nowadays is below 100
> and the X11 default should be 70.
>
> You can find more information about DPI here:
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xorg#Display_size_and_DPI
>
> It might be as simple as running 'xrandr --dpi 220' and then restarting
> applications.
>
> As herbstluftwm is only a window manager and not a full-blown desktop,
> it does not mangle with these settings.
>
>
> Johannes
>
>
>> On 07/02/2015 09:30 AM, Suhaib Nabeil wrote:
>> Hello. 1st of all. I really love this wm and its is my main wm. Anyway, I
>> wanted to try this on a retina laptop so I took my mom's macbook and dual
>> booted it with Ubuntu 14.04. Next thing I did was installing herbstluftwm.
>> However, due to the retina display everything was small. picture here:
>> http://i.imgur.com/RasId88.png
>>
>> Any suggestions ?
>>
>> I can work around this by increasing the font size of urxvt terminal,
>> playing with firefox settings, etc... But I was wondering if implementing
>> something from your side is easy since Ubuntu already has a scale if we
>> change it we get a bigger layout (More like zoom in thing). Sorry if I was
>> mistaken since im not really a programmer.
>>
>> example: Scale is 2.38 http://i.imgur.com/HCG9b3r.png
>> if Scale 1.75 http://i.imgur.com/Se0R0So.png
>>
>>
>> ps: Im using Macbook Pro 11.1
>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro11-1/Saucy
>> Regards,
>> Suhaib Abdulghani
>>


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