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  1. Dec 2021
    1. XWayland programs will be blurry when scaling is more than 1. There's still no way around this.I've been using Sway in scale 2 mode for a while, but I recently switched to scale 1, because I started using certain XWayland programs on a daily basis.My solution is to scale the fonts instead. So, for example:GTK apps can be scaled with gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface text-scaling-factor 1.33Firefox can be additionally scaled by adjusting the layout.css.devPixelsPerPx property in about:config, this will scale the UI and also zoom page contentThe XWayland programs that i use (Godot) provide their own way of scaling the UI in the settings, many "heavy" XWayland programs let you change the UI scalingIncreased terminal fonts, etc...I've been happily using this setup both on my laptop (161 DPI) and on desktop (183 DPI) for a while and it works great for me.
  2. Sep 2021
    1. Still not clear what this daemon does...

      And when you say switch display between HiDPI and LoDPI, what does that do? If it's a high-DPI display, does it emulate a low-DPI experience, for example by scaling/zooming / using 2 output pixels for every 1 in the input picture.

      Is this the same as the fractional scaling feature?

      The GUI for it:

      • lets me enable/disable (what happens if I disable?)
      • Change Mode: "Enable to render LoDPI displays at HiDPI resolution". What does that mean?

      I tried disabling both of those options but

      1. hidpi-daemon was still running
      2. I noticed no visible change

      So I just killed the process. Again, no visible change. So again, what does this daemon actually do for me? What is the benefit of having it running? (I'm not the only one wondering: https://www.reddit.com/r/pop_os/comments/lwsf4a/hidpi_daemon/ , https://www.reddit.com/r/pop_os/comments/lxpfpl/hidpidaemon_was_a_huge_battery_drain_for_me_had/ )