Notes on getting various applications to work nicely with HiDPI monitors.

Spotify

Spotify can be too small. To fix it, spotify needs to be started with --force-device-scale-factor=1.8. To avoid having to add the flag each time you start spotify, you can try a couple of things:

  1. Edit /usr/share/applications/spotify.desktop and change the Exec=... line to Exec=spotify --force-device-scale-factor=1.8 %U

  2. Edit the spotify executable to automatically be called with the force-device-scale-factor flag. sudo vim /usr/bin/spotify. Adjusted contents of this file at the time of this writing:

#!/bin/sh
LD_PRELOAD=libcurl.so.3 /usr/share/spotify/spotify --force-device-scale-factor=1.8 "[email protected]"