Atom look weird on linux


#1

Atom on my linux box looks very weird. The tab is very wide, and most menu font too big to be seen.
I have a HDPI screen, but the resolution is just 1600x900.
Any idea how to fix this?


#2

There was some discussion around this on Slack yesterday. @thomasjo seemed to have the most knowledge about it.


#3

Have you got any scaling configured? E.g. via xrandr or similar? Also what desktop/window manager are you running?


#4

I’m using linux mint with i3 window manager.

>> xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3200 x 900, maximum 32767 x 32767
eDP1 connected primary 1600x900+1600+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 309mm x 174mm
   1600x900       60.0*+
DP1 connected 1600x900+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 509mm x 286mm
   1920x1080      60.0 +
   1600x900       60.0* 
>>  xrdb -query -all                                                                                                                                                 
*customization:	-color
Xft.dpi:	96
Xft.antialias:	1
Xft.hinting:	1
Xft.hintstyle:	hintfull
Xft.rgba:	rgb

Maybe related to https://github.com/atom/electron/issues/1228 and https://github.com/atom/atom/issues/3826 ?
But --force-device-scale-factor=1 doesn’t work for me.


#5

Just as a reference, I have it running on Ubuntu 15.04 with hidpi at 1920x1080, and no unusual scaling that I’m aware of.
Works perfectly fine. No distortion scaled up or down in the way yours seems to be.

Something with the i3 window manager then?