Bug report #12549

QGIS GUI scaling issues on retina display

Added by Jeremy Palmer over 7 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.8.1 Regression?:No
Operating System:Ubuntu, LINUX Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:20691


I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a Macbook Pro (11,3) with a retina display. With a HDPI set the QGIS GUI elements do not scale as nicely as they should.

In my situation I have 2880x1800 resolution with 1.5 scaling in set in the setting-displays->scale for menu and title bars system settings. QGIS 2.8 icons, boxes and combo boxes do not scale to the platform settings. If I change the font size and icon size things are a little better but spacing and certain text or combo boxes still do not size well. See attached screenshot which shows bad sizing of the coordinate and scale boxes in status bar which would be really nice to fix!

qgis_28_retina.png (1.43 MB) Jeremy Palmer, 2015-04-11 01:53 AM

Related issues

Related to QGIS Application - Feature request #11103: Support for retina displays (HiDPI) Closed 2014-08-26


#1 Updated by Alessandro Pasotti over 7 years ago

This is an attempt to fix this issue:

#2 Updated by Alessandro Pasotti over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

#3 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 7 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented

fixed in 15c1dbc

#4 Updated by Jeremy Palmer over 7 years ago

Thanks heaps. Question: Do we have to wait for QT5 to get true scaling of the application on HiDPI? i.e icon, fonts, widgets

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