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Improve Linux HiDPI Screen support

Thanks for your great product!!!
On a 4k Linux laptop using the HiDPI setting:
- there is too less space for the channel numbers and channel names, as the left column stays too narrow in that mode
- the icons on the left for the channels would best be scaled up in HiDPI mode, they are fairly small right now

Note: the HiDPI mode normally scales all fonts and icons up by a factor of two, in order to make them readable on a laptop with a 4k screen. These laptops become more common these days, and more software does well support it.


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  • Jun 26 2018
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    June 26, 2018 18:38

    Hi Jack, could you also send this into support, along with screenshots? One of the features we take advantage of in QT5 is better OS communication about scaling. We don't have high-DPI assets yet, but we made sure on Windows and Mac that in high DPI mode, the OS knows that our software should be scaled up. At the time I couldn't figure out if this was standardized on Linux, so we didn't look into it. It might be one or two API calls away from having the OS properly scale up our application without any tearing or other visual artifacts.