Fractional Scaling (Linux, Wayland only)

February 1, 2018

Enabling fractional scaling

Needs GNOME 2.26.

gsettings set org.gnome.mutter experimental-features "['scale-monitor-framebuffer']"

Restart session to see the full effect.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/09/enable-fractional-scaling-gnome-linux

Disabling it

gsettings set org.gnome.mutter experimental-features "[]"

Fractional Scaling, GNOME
https://wiki.gnome.org/Initiatives/FracionalScaling

Fractional scaling 2017 hackfest summary
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-shell-list/2017-June/msg00000.html

Marco Trevisan (TreviƱo) hackfest report
http://blog.3v1n0.net/informatica/linux/gnome-fractional-and-multi-monitor-scaling-hackfest-the-report/

Issues

Firefox, Chrome and Electron based apps (Atom, etc) will look blurry. Firefox Nightly fixes this (see https://firefox-flatpak.mojefedora.cz/).

https://askubuntu.com/questions/967688/experimental-fractional-scaling-makes-fonts-dirty-in-ubuntu-17-10
https://plus.google.com/+WorldofGnomeOrg/posts/Se25TRTT72s

Moar links
https://hackmd.io/KwQwxiAsCmCMwFoCcJiwTAHAEwSESiAbAOwDMYJcAZtWWdkA?view#
https://trello.com/c/TvwNvXOo/15-supporting-fractional-scaling-in-gnome-shell