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MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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Post by Arjen » Mon May 21, 2018 2:46 pm

After updating to 3.0.2 my VLC looks like this:
screenshot_vlc302.png
The menus have large spacing and the toolbar buttons are very big. I tried to solve it by changing the theme, but all themes have this issue (most themes even more so). Do other people have this problem too? Any idea how I can solve this? (I'm on a 1920x1080 display if that matters...)
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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Post by Stevo » Mon May 21, 2018 4:35 pm

I thought more people would like the way yours looks now, actually.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Mon May 21, 2018 4:47 pm

Mine looks normal:
vlc.jpg
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nuvola icon theme
default font = sans 8
no custom dpi setting
style Daloa
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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Post by fehlix » Mon May 21, 2018 5:13 pm

Arjen wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 2:46 pm
After updating to 3.0.2 my VLC looks like this:
I'd already installed before from test-repo but just installed again from main all vlc-3.0.2.
Mine looks as it should be Arc-Dark, no further special settings.
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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Post by Stevo » Mon May 21, 2018 6:37 pm

Could this be related to some kind of deb-multimedia "contamination"? Have you installed anything from that repo?

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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Post by rich » Mon May 21, 2018 7:09 pm

Almost looks like KDE breeze theme

Do your other qt applications look normal or like how vlc does now (featherpad, mxpi, etc)

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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Post by Arjen » Tue May 22, 2018 5:21 am

Thanks for your suggestions! I don't have anything installed from deb-multimedia and other Qt applications look normal. Changing the XFCE theme didn't help (I'm using Greybird MX).

After some more searching, I found out that this seems to be a HiDPI issue, also reported here and here. My resolution is 1920x1080, so not exactly HiDPI, but apparently high enough.

In the first thread linked above it is suggested to use "QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0", and indeed, if I start VLC with:

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QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0 vlc
the interface looks normal! Yay!

I could change the menu item to start VLC this way, but off course I want to be able to open videos from the file manager. How can I make this variable always apply? Any suggestions welcome! Hopefully this gets fixed in a future version of VLC...
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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Post by rich » Tue May 22, 2018 7:02 am

You could prbly put

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export QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0
in /etc/X11/Xsession.d/98qtconfig

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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Post by Arjen » Tue May 22, 2018 8:32 am

Thank you, that works - great!
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

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Post by rich » Tue May 22, 2018 9:06 am

:) Glad you got it

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