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i3wm Retina-ready

Yesterday I’ve installed i3wm-gaps just for fun, knowing that last time I tried it on my Retina MacBook Pro ti was completely unusable due to the Retina display.

This is changing today.

Since both GTK+ 3 and QT 5 now have good HiDPI support, setting Xft.dpi: 192 into the .Xresources file makes sure all applications written using these two frameworks will scale properly on the display.

You have to set the i3 font to exactly 2 times your desidered size, for example “Droid Sans 10” will become “Droid Sans 20”.

Here you can find my i3 configuration for this machine.

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