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#1 2017-06-11 14:40:02

Vbaxbear
Member
Registered: 2015-12-28
Posts: 29

google-chrome-stable not scaling by its own

Hi,
I restarted my PC today (after two month) and got confronted with the problem that google-chrome-stable isn't scaling by its own anymore.

I normally have xrandr dpi set to 135 and chrome just scales as I like it.

Now I found a way to manually fix chrome:

google-chrome-stable --force-device-scale-factor=1.5

but then I still can't start it from dmenu (i3wm)

This is a way to make things permanent but it does not work for me -> everything I put there gets just ignored

http://kernpanik.com/geekstuff/2015/05/ … tting.html


/usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=Google Chrome
# Only KDE 4 seems to use GenericName, so we reuse the KDE strings.
# From Ubuntu's language-pack-kde-XX-base packages, version 9.04-20090413.
GenericName=Web Browser
GenericName[ar]=متصفح الشبكة
GenericName[bg]=Уеб браузър
GenericName[ca]=Navegador web
GenericName[cs]=WWW prohlížeč
GenericName[da]=Browser
GenericName[de]=Web-Browser
GenericName[el]=Περιηγητής ιστού
GenericName[en_GB]=Web Browser
GenericName[es]=Navegador web
GenericName[et]=Veebibrauser
GenericName[fi]=WWW-selain
GenericName[fr]=Navigateur Web
GenericName[gu]=વેબ બ્રાઉઝર
GenericName[he]=דפדפן אינטרנט
GenericName[hi]=वेब ब्राउज़र
GenericName[hu]=Webböngésző
GenericName[it]=Browser Web
GenericName[ja]=ウェブブラウザ
GenericName[kn]=ಜಾಲ ವೀಕ್ಷಕ
GenericName[ko]=웹 브라우저
GenericName[lt]=Žiniatinklio naršyklė
GenericName[lv]=Tīmekļa pārlūks
GenericName[ml]=വെബ് ബ്രൌസര്
GenericName[mr]=वेब ब्राऊजर
GenericName[nb]=Nettleser
GenericName[nl]=Webbrowser
GenericName[pl]=Przeglądarka WWW
GenericName[pt]=Navegador Web
GenericName[pt_BR]=Navegador da Internet
GenericName[ro]=Navigator de Internet
GenericName[ru]=Веб-браузер
GenericName[sl]=Spletni brskalnik
GenericName[sv]=Webbläsare
GenericName[ta]=இணைய உலாவி
GenericName[th]=เว็บเบราว์เซอร์
GenericName[tr]=Web Tarayıcı
GenericName[uk]=Навігатор Тенет
GenericName[zh_CN]=网页浏览器
GenericName[zh_HK]=網頁瀏覽器
GenericName[zh_TW]=網頁瀏覽器
# Not translated in KDE, from Epiphany 2.26.1-0ubuntu1.
GenericName[bn]=ওয়েব ব্রাউজার
GenericName[fil]=Web Browser
GenericName[hr]=Web preglednik
GenericName[id]=Browser Web
GenericName[or]=ଓ୍ବେବ ବ୍ରାଉଜର
GenericName[sk]=WWW prehliadač
GenericName[sr]=Интернет прегледник
GenericName[te]=మహాతల అన్వేషి
GenericName[vi]=Bộ duyệt Web
# Gnome and KDE 3 uses Comment.
Comment=Access the Internet
Comment[ar]=الدخول إلى الإنترنت
Comment[bg]=Достъп до интернет
Comment[bn]=ইন্টারনেটটি অ্যাক্সেস করুন
Comment[ca]=Accedeix a Internet
Comment[cs]=Přístup k internetu
Comment[da]=Få adgang til internettet
Comment[de]=Internetzugriff
Comment[el]=Πρόσβαση στο Διαδίκτυο
Comment[en_GB]=Access the Internet
Comment[es]=Accede a Internet.
Comment[et]=Pääs Internetti
Comment[fi]=Käytä internetiä
Comment[fil]=I-access ang Internet
Comment[fr]=Accéder à Internet
Comment[gu]=ઇંટરનેટ ઍક્સેસ કરો
Comment[he]=גישה אל האינטרנט
Comment[hi]=इंटरनेट तक पहुंच स्थापित करें
Comment[hr]=Pristup Internetu
Comment[hu]=Internetelérés
Comment[id]=Akses Internet
Comment[it]=Accesso a Internet
Comment[ja]=インターネットにアクセス
Comment[kn]=ಇಂಟರ್ನೆಟ್ ಅನ್ನು ಪ್ರವೇಶಿಸಿ
Comment[ko]=인터넷 연결
Comment[lt]=Interneto prieiga
Comment[lv]=Piekļūt internetam
Comment[ml]=ഇന്റര്നെറ്റ് ആക്സസ് ചെയ്യുക
Comment[mr]=इंटरनेटमध्ये प्रवेश करा
Comment[nb]=Gå til Internett
Comment[nl]=Verbinding maken met internet
Comment[or]=ଇଣ୍ଟର୍ନେଟ୍ ପ୍ରବେଶ କରନ୍ତୁ
Comment[pl]=Skorzystaj z internetu
Comment[pt]=Aceder à Internet
Comment[pt_BR]=Acessar a internet
Comment[ro]=Accesaţi Internetul
Comment[ru]=Доступ в Интернет
Comment[sk]=Prístup do siete Internet
Comment[sl]=Dostop do interneta
Comment[sr]=Приступите Интернету
Comment[sv]=Gå ut på Internet
Comment[ta]=இணையத்தை அணுகுதல்
Comment[te]=ఇంటర్నెట్ను ఆక్సెస్ చెయ్యండి
Comment[th]=เข้าถึงอินเทอร์เน็ต
Comment[tr]=İnternet'e erişin
Comment[uk]=Доступ до Інтернету
Comment[vi]=Truy cập Internet
Comment[zh_CN]=访问互联网
Comment[zh_HK]=連線到網際網路
Comment[zh_TW]=連線到網際網路
StartupWMClass=Google-chrome
#Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable --force-device-scale-factor=1.5 %U
Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable %U
Terminal=false
Icon=google-chrome
Type=Application
Categories=Network;WebBrowser;
MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml_xml;image/webp;x-scheme-handler/http;x-scheme-handler/https;x-scheme-handler/ftp;
Actions=NewWindow;NewPrivateWindow;

[Desktop Action NewWindow]
Name=New Window
Name[am]=አዲስ መስኮት
Name[ar]=نافذة جديدة
Name[bg]=Нов прозорец
Name[bn]=নতুন উইন্ডো
Name[ca]=Finestra nova
Name[cs]=Nové okno
Name[da]=Nyt vindue
Name[de]=Neues Fenster
Name[el]=Νέο Παράθυρο
Name[en_GB]=New Window
Name[es]=Nueva ventana
Name[et]=Uus aken
Name[fa]=پنجره جدید
Name[fi]=Uusi ikkuna
Name[fil]=New Window
Name[fr]=Nouvelle fenêtre
Name[gu]=નવી વિંડો
Name[hi]=नई विंडो
Name[hr]=Novi prozor
Name[hu]=Új ablak
Name[id]=Jendela Baru
Name[it]=Nuova finestra
Name[iw]=חלון חדש
Name[ja]=新規ウインドウ
Name[kn]=ಹೊಸ ವಿಂಡೊ
Name[ko]=새 창
Name[lt]=Naujas langas
Name[lv]=Jauns logs
Name[ml]=പുതിയ വിന്ഡോ
Name[mr]=नवीन विंडो
Name[nl]=Nieuw venster
Name[no]=Nytt vindu
Name[pl]=Nowe okno
Name[pt]=Nova janela
Name[pt_BR]=Nova janela
Name[ro]=Fereastră nouă
Name[ru]=Новое окно
Name[sk]=Nové okno
Name[sl]=Novo okno
Name[sr]=Нови прозор
Name[sv]=Nytt fönster
Name[sw]=Dirisha Jipya
Name[ta]=புதிய சாளரம்
Name[te]=క్రొత్త విండో
Name[th]=หน้าต่างใหม่
Name[tr]=Yeni Pencere
Name[uk]=Нове вікно
Name[vi]=Cửa sổ Mới
Name[zh_CN]=新建窗口
Name[zh_TW]=開新視窗
StartupWMClass=Google-chrome
#Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable --force-device-scale-factor=1.5
Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable

[Desktop Action NewPrivateWindow]
Name=New Incognito Window
Name[ar]=نافذة جديدة للتصفح المتخفي
Name[bg]=Нов прозорец „инкогнито“
Name[bn]=নতুন ছদ্মবেশী উইন্ডো
Name[ca]=Finestra d'incògnit nova
Name[cs]=Nové anonymní okno
Name[da]=Nyt inkognitovindue
Name[de]=Neues Inkognito-Fenster
Name[el]=Νέο παράθυρο για ανώνυμη περιήγηση
Name[en_GB]=New Incognito window
Name[es]=Nueva ventana de incógnito
Name[et]=Uus inkognito aken
Name[fa]=پنجره جدید حالت ناشناس
Name[fi]=Uusi incognito-ikkuna
Name[fil]=Bagong Incognito window
Name[fr]=Nouvelle fenêtre de navigation privée
Name[gu]=નવી છુપી વિંડો
Name[hi]=नई गुप्त विंडो
Name[hr]=Novi anoniman prozor
Name[hu]=Új Inkognitóablak
Name[id]=Jendela Penyamaran baru
Name[it]=Nuova finestra di navigazione in incognito
Name[iw]=חלון חדש לגלישה בסתר
Name[ja]=新しいシークレット ウィンドウ
Name[kn]=ಹೊಸ ಅಜ್ಞಾತ ವಿಂಡೋ
Name[ko]=새 시크릿 창
Name[lt]=Naujas inkognito langas
Name[lv]=Jauns inkognito režīma logs
Name[ml]=പുതിയ വേഷ പ്രച്ഛന്ന വിന്ഡോ
Name[mr]=नवीन गुप्त विंडो
Name[nl]=Nieuw incognitovenster
Name[no]=Nytt inkognitovindu
Name[pl]=Nowe okno incognito
Name[pt]=Nova janela de navegação anónima
Name[pt_BR]=Nova janela anônima
Name[ro]=Fereastră nouă incognito
Name[ru]=Новое окно в режиме инкогнито
Name[sk]=Nové okno inkognito
Name[sl]=Novo okno brez beleženja zgodovine
Name[sr]=Нови прозор за прегледање без архивирања
Name[sv]=Nytt inkognitofönster
Name[ta]=புதிய மறைநிலைச் சாளரம்
Name[te]=క్రొత్త అజ్ఞాత విండో
Name[th]=หน้าต่างใหม่ที่ไม่ระบุตัวตน
Name[tr]=Yeni Gizli pencere
Name[uk]=Нове вікно в режимі анонімного перегляду
Name[vi]=Cửa sổ ẩn danh mới
Name[zh_CN]=新建隐身窗口
Name[zh_TW]=新增無痕式視窗
StartupWMClass=Google-chrome
#Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable --force-device-scale-factor=1.5 --incognito
Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable --incognito

The scale factor had no effect in this entry file. sad
Yet I couldn't find another solution.

Thank you in advance!

(if you like to correct my english I would really appreciate it!)

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#2 2017-06-11 15:10:42

Vbaxbear
Member
Registered: 2015-12-28
Posts: 29

Re: google-chrome-stable not scaling by its own

Okay, I just managed to add an dmenu entry:

sudo touch /usr/bin/google-chrome && sudo chmod a+x /usr/bin/google-chrome && sudo vim /usr/bin/google-chrome

and added

#!/bin/bash
google-chrome-stable --force-device-scale-factor=1.4

looks fine

if sb got a better idea to fix my chrome issue please tell me

Last edited by Vbaxbear (2017-06-11 15:11:15)

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#3 2017-06-11 15:15:30

Trilby
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Registered: 2011-11-29
Posts: 20,458
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Re: google-chrome-stable not scaling by its own

Good solution Vbaxbear.  I'm not familiar enough with chrome to know if their might be more direct approaches, but when I first saw your thread I was thinking of suggesting just using your own script as you have done.

For future reference, there is no need to `touch` then edit a file.  Just use `sudo vim ...` to create the file.  But the end result is the same.  You *might* want to keep your own scripts in some other location and add that location to your path instead of putting this in /usr/bin.  There are pros and cons to each approach:  Putting this is /usr/bin as you have done is simplest to implement, but it leaves a file in /usr/bin that is not tracked by pacman.  Putting the file in somewhere like ~/bin keeps untracked files out of /usr but it requires properly setting your PATH variable.


"UNIX is simple and coherent..." - Dennis Ritchie, "GNU's Not UNIX" -  Richard Stallman

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#4 2017-06-11 15:20:38

Vbaxbear
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Registered: 2015-12-28
Posts: 29

Re: google-chrome-stable not scaling by its own

Okay, thank you didn't even thought about the possibility to add an user path folder to PATH variable sounds good smile

Thank you again smile

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#5 2017-06-11 15:55:33

seth
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Registered: 2012-09-03
Posts: 8,963

Re: google-chrome-stable not scaling by its own

+1 for ~/bin - not because to keep /usr/bin clean (nice to have) but in case you nuke your system, you'll likely preserve your $HOME
Not a matter for a one-liner, but you don't want to loose more complex scripts you've written (and not backed... "shared" at github ;-)

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#6 2017-06-13 02:32:09

wesphys
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Registered: 2013-06-06
Posts: 35

Re: google-chrome-stable not scaling by its own

The fact that chrome/chromium isn't properly scaling any more appears to have been reported as Issue 732440.

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