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[Bug 1515767] Re: Nautilus does not follow HIDPI setting


My display is 2560x1440. I have the HIDPI setting at 1.75 to increase
text and icon sizes (giving an effective screen resolution of

If the HIDPI setting is 1, text and icons are small in all applications.
When I increase the HIDPI setting (eg. to 1.75), font sizes and icons
increase in size, but nautilus does not change. I expect nautilus to
have an increased font size and icon size. I can attach screenshots to
clarify this, as I don't think my explanation is clear.

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  Nautilus does not follow HIDPI setting

Status in nautilus package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Since upgrading from 15.04 to 15.10, nautilus does not follow the
  HIDPI settings from System Settings -> Screen Display after
  boot/login. Restarting nautilus corrects corrects this and it follows
  the HIDPI settings.

  1) Ubuntu 15.10
  2 nautilus:
    Installed: 1:3.14.2-0ubuntu13
    Candidate: 1:3.14.2-0ubuntu13
    Version table:
   *** 1:3.14.2-0ubuntu13 0
          500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily-updates/main amd64 Packages
          100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
       1:3.14.2-0ubuntu12 0
          500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily/main amd64 Packages

  3) I expect HIDPI settings to be followed on boot/login without restarting nautilus
  4) HIDPI settings are only followed after killing and restarting nautilus

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
  Package: nautilus 1:3.14.2-0ubuntu13
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-18.22-generic 4.2.3
  Uname: Linux 4.2.0-18-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu4
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Thu Nov 12 20:25:50 2015
  GsettingsChanges: b'org.gnome.nautilus.list-view' b'default-column-order' b"['name', 'size', 'type', 'date_modified', 'date_accessed', 'owner', 'group', 'permissions', 'mime_type', 'where']"
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-11-14 (363 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Release amd64 (20141022.1)
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: nautilus
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to wily on 2015-11-04 (7 days ago)

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