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Q&A How to reduce DPI of external monitor using xrandr

Have I have the DPI on my laptop set in .Xresources with Xft.dpi: 192. I am outputting to the external monitor with: xrandr --output HDMI-2 --auto --rotate left --right-of eDP-1 Want I want ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by mcp‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by Mithical‭

#1: Initial revision by user avatar mcp‭ · 2022-08-25T19:10:25Z (over 1 year ago)
How to reduce DPI of external monitor using xrandr
# Have
I have the DPI on my laptop set in `.Xresources` with `Xft.dpi: 192`. I
am outputting to the external monitor with:
```sh
xrandr --output HDMI-2 --auto --rotate left --right-of eDP-1
```

# Want
I want to decrease the DPI of the external monitor. Because the screen
is bigger, everything gets blown up.

# Tried
I tried using the `--dpi` option but it affects no change:
```sh
xrandr --output HDMI-2 --auto --rotate left --dpi 92 --right-of eDP-1
```