Scaling and multiple monitors

Ovidiu-Florin Bogdan ovidiu.b13 at
Mon Feb 27 15:00:23 UTC 2017

I kept playing around with the settings, trying to scale things to a similar size on all screens and....

Scaling from System Settings, has 3 results:
* Huge text small icons
* tiny text huge icons
* huge text, huge icons

I can see no way of reseting the whole display and scaling set-up.

Please help.

În ziua de luni, 27 februarie 2017, la 13:51:02 EET, Ovidiu-Florin Bogdan a scris:
> Hello awesome plasma devs!
> I've just upgraded to Kubuntu 17.04 Beta 1, with Plasma 5.9.2, and many of my scaling and multiple monitor issues havebeen solved. So, Thank you for that!!
> I still have some small issues, and I'd like to ask for help in identifying if they are plasma, kwin or hardware issues.
> Here's my setup:
> HP Zbook 15 G3 with a HP ZBook Thunderbold Dock. My graphics board is NVIDIA Corporation GM107GLM [Quadro M1000M] (rev a2), and I have the Nvidia 378 driver.
> The laptop dispay is 4K, and connected to the Dock I have 2 FullHD monitors, connected with DisplayPort (not sure if this port is relevant or not).
> My issues:
> * How do I handle scaling on each monitor?
> 	* I see that KDE apps, scale automagically, when I move them from one screen to another and this is awesome
> 	* however, GTK applications (e.g. firefox), web applications (skype and Telegram) don't
> 	* also the title bar on any app, does not get scaled when moving apps accross monitors, they remain the same size
> * The external moniotors are blinking. I mean they are turning black and back on again. They do this at seemgly random intervals. Often enough to disturb any kind of work on them.
> 	* this seems to happen only when both external monitors are connected
> * Scaling between 1.5 and 1.6
> 	* On 1.5 everything looks acceptable. I'd preffer it a bit bigger, but it's acceptable.
> 		* however the Mouse pointer is small like a flea. I loose it all the time.
> 	* if I set the scaling to 1.6, everything is huge, and I do mean big. I can send screenshots if necessary.
> 		* however the Mouse pointer is normal.
> 		* the font size is very big, the icons are tolerable, but not ideal.
> Please let me know if these are known issues, or should I report bugs for them?
> What other info can I provide to identify the cause of these issues?
> Best wishes,
> Ovidiu-Florin Bogdan
> (Crazy person on the Mureș)

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