A few months ago, I encounter Intellij IDEs (e.g., IDEA, PyCharm) not scale well in 4K screen, and the accepted solution solved my problem:
But after the upgrade, this method fails to work, and I have to run
xsettingsd manually after booted.
I want to know the difference between running
xsettingsd as a login script and running it manually after booted?
I also noted that even if I terminal
Ctrl-C, the scaling effects still work. What does
xsettingsd do on earth? Why does scaling still work after
xsettingsd is terminated?
That’s not the right place to put it. You must add
xsettingsd — the executable, not the script — to your
~/.xsession file. See the
I suppose you could also add it to
What should I add into
~/.xinitrc? I tried to append
to it. But it does not work either.
I found a workaround way, but don’t know why.
I noticed that scaling does not work if
xsettingsd is a daemon. On the other hand, if I run it manually and scaling still works even if it is terminated by Ctrl-C. Therefore, I set a timeout for it:
timeout 5s xsettingsd
The shell is placed as a login script.