Search Unity

  1. Dismiss Notice
  2. All Pro and Enterprise subscribers: find helpful & inspiring creative, tech, and business know-how in the new Unity Success Hub. Sign in to stay up to date.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dismiss Notice

HIDPI support missing?

Discussion in 'Linux Editor' started by Bezerker, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. Bezerker

    Bezerker

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2013
    Posts:
    1
    Running this on Gentoo Linux on a Dell XPS 13 with the QHD display (3200x1800 13.3" display). Text is... mini. :)

    It does not seem to respect most of the DPI settings set by xwindows, nor any scaling options outside of xrandr.
     
  2. natosha-bard

    natosha-bard

    Unity Technologies

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2011
    Posts:
    29
    Hi,

    Unity unfortunately behaves the same on all platforms on high DPI displays. It's being worked on (see 'Editor: Retina/HDPI Support' on https://unity3d.com/unity/roadmap) -- but this issue is not specific to Linux.

    Cheers,
    Na'Tosha
     
  3. Joof

    Joof

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2015
    Posts:
    1
    The focus seems to be specifically on OSX, which makes sense; however both windows and linux users have HiDPI displays and it is admittedly unusable when I can't read it :/

    Thanks for the support Na'Tosha!
     
  4. kklavs

    kklavs

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2013
    Posts:
    1
    On OSX Unity seems to respect the DPI settings - the UI scale changes according to display scaling settings.

    But on Linux Unity editor's GUI is very tiny on a 4k 27'' display. How does Unity on Linux determine the scaling? I am using X with a window manager on Arch Linux.
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2016
    ynuteminnof likes this.
  5. AurimasBlazulionis

    AurimasBlazulionis

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2013
    Posts:
    209
    On unity OSX it sees everything as the resolution you choose to look like. If you launch a game with smaller scaling on rMBP 15" you can see that the highest resolution is 1920x1200. That's what OSX apis provide easily, not that unity respects settings with unique implementation in the editor itself
     
  6. Aerilius

    Aerilius

    Joined:
    May 4, 2017
    Posts:
    1
    Am I just missing/overseeing a setting in preferences?
    Editor: Retina/HDPI Support is now listed for 5.4.0 released in July 2016, I am already using 5.5.3xf1Linux. As it not seem to enable scaling automatically, I would at least be happy if there is already a hidden switch, start parameter or config file.
     
  7. kmare

    kmare

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2016
    Posts:
    34
    @Aerilius there is no such "hidden" switch/option because there is no support at all for windows and linux. Only osx is supported when it comes to HiDPI (unfortunately). They're supposedly working on it, but we have no clue when it's supposed to be coming even as an experimental option for our platforms. Let's hope soon.
     
  8. Ziplock9000

    Ziplock9000

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2016
    Posts:
    278
    More than two years later, since then 4K has become ubiquitous amongst developers and we still don't have this on Windows and it's not even on the roadmap.

    Can we get an official update on this please? The situation has become critical for some.
     
    kmare likes this.
  9. Joseph-Ferano

    Joseph-Ferano

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Posts:
    165
    Yes, I'm still waiting on this. I basically can't use my laptop's monitor to work with Unity, makes it really hard, I have to plug in regular monitors and work from them.
     
    kmare likes this.
  10. Dan-MacDonald

    Dan-MacDonald

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2013
    Posts:
    17
    Yeah, laptops have 4k displays these days! +1 for hoping HD support happens soon.
     
    kodenkm and kmare like this.
  11. JB9000

    JB9000

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2018
    Posts:
    6
    According to the roadmap, the just-released 2018.2.0 supports HiDPI on Windows. Since it's not not specific to Linux, when will Linux get HiDPI support?

    Thanks!
     
  12. Tak

    Tak

    Unity Technologies

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2010
    Posts:
    980
    In 2018.2.0.
     
    amarok-blue likes this.
  13. JB9000

    JB9000

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2018
    Posts:
    6
    ynuteminnof likes this.
  14. JB9000

    JB9000

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2018
    Posts:
    6
    Just wanted to mention that HiDPI is working pretty well in 2018.2.3f1! Some things are still a bit small, like the hierarchy, but totally usable. Also, thanks for fixing the window-pane-resize bug!
     
  15. turbanov

    turbanov

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2014
    Posts:
    57
    How can I set the UI scaling expilicitly? I have two different monitors.
     
  16. bricefr

    bricefr

    Joined:
    May 3, 2015
    Posts:
    55
    Is this working for you guys?

    Linux (KDE Plasma 5.15.3) + Unity (2019.2.0a9) = no HiDPI support (3840x2160) everything is tiny, except the menu bar and window decoration.

    Any command line parameters I can play with when starting Unity?

    Thanks for your feedback.
     
  17. kokizzu

    kokizzu

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2018
    Posts:
    11
    i use
    GDK_SCALE=2 GDK_DPI_SCALE=0.5 /path/to/Editor/Unity
    on command line and it works fine for 2018.3.0f2
    but since either upgrading unity hub to 2.0 or editor 2019.4.1f1 it no longer works, since its open the hub instead of the editor

    upload_2019-5-30_22-53-31.png
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2019
  18. kokizzu

    kokizzu

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2018
    Posts:
    11
    nevermind, found a workaround to prevent opening unity hub (open the editor directly on 2019.x)

    GDK_SCALE=2 GDK_DPI_SCALE=0.5 /path/to/my/editor -projectpath /path/to/project
     
    ynuteminnof likes this.
  19. TimmyOl

    TimmyOl

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2019
    Posts:
    3
    I cant get this to work since the frickin hub is opening instead of editor even if i open from installation folder, the splash screen is indeed bigger but unity hub closes it and when i open the editor from the hub its small again, so small i need a magnifying glass to see the text.

    I have tried alot of things but i cant find how to open the editor without the hub which seems to reset the scaling i open with
     
  20. TimmyOl

    TimmyOl

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2019
    Posts:
    3
    Im using ubuntu 19 with kde plasma. Scaling 1.6 that i know dont work with unity editor and thats why i need the 2x scaling that works, but only in unity editor.
     
unityunity