Fonts are too small with HiDPI display (4K) : ok for editor and console, but not for menu & tabs



Hello !

Sorry to bother you, but I have a small request about the following bug fix :

With a HiDPI display, some texts elements are too small to be visible.
Modifying font size parameter in global config, don't affect them (always the same size).

Mostly :

  • menu items
  • tab names
  • drop down context menu
  • ... others ?

See the attached screenshot for differences between RStudio & standard application (Nemo file brower).

Environnment :

RStudio 1.1.453 xenial 64 bits
Linux Debian 9.4 - amd 64 bits (Ubuntu 16.04)
Cinnamon 3.2.7 (Gnome 3)
Linux kernel 4.9.0-6

Thx in advance.



There has been some discussion of this issue already:

There was talk of improving HiDPI support for the 1.2 release, and the rendering engine is new in that release, so if you're able to install the 1.2 Preview, you might try it to see if that works any better with your monitor.

Otherwise, as a workaround, you can try using RStudio's own interface zoom (View menu, though the zoomed interface may not be entirely crisp) and/or adjust the font size in RStudio's global Options.