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Bug 2237469

Summary: Mutter fractional scaling modes need to be exposed by default
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Neal Gompa <ngompa13>
Component: mutterAssignee: Florian Müllner <fmuellner>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: unspecified    
Version: 39CC: fmuellner, fzatlouk, gnome-sig, jadahl, klember, otaylor, philip.wyett, walters
Target Milestone: ---Keywords: Desktop
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Hardware: Unspecified   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: AcceptedFreezeException
Fixed In Version: mutter-45~beta.1-4.fc39 Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
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Last Closed: 2023-09-06 23:39:20 UTC Type: ---
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Description Neal Gompa 2023-09-05 15:04:59 UTC
For Fedora 39+, GNOME is supposed to expose the fractional scaling modes by default.

This is particularly important given the increasing prevalence and focus on HiDPI displays.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open to GNOME Control Center
2. Go to Displays
3. Attempt to select 125% scaling
Actual Results:  
125% is not available

Expected Results:  
125% is available and can be set

Comment 1 Fedora Blocker Bugs Application 2023-09-05 15:07:55 UTC
Proposed as a Freeze Exception for 39-beta by Fedora user ngompa using the blocker tracking app because:

 This is a feature the Workstation WG wants to have accessible by default for the beta release.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2023-09-05 15:11:05 UTC
FEDORA-2023-d40f5b287a has been submitted as an update to Fedora 39.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2023-09-06 01:33:11 UTC
FEDORA-2023-d40f5b287a has been pushed to the Fedora 39 testing repository.
Soon you'll be able to install the update with the following command:
`sudo dnf upgrade --enablerepo=updates-testing --refresh --advisory=FEDORA-2023-d40f5b287a`
You can provide feedback for this update here:

See also for more information on how to test updates.

Comment 4 František Zatloukal 2023-09-06 06:55:03 UTC
Discussed in ticket:

The decision to classify this bug as an AcceptedFreezeException was made:

"This is an important feature for a lot of folks these days, many monitors really expect to be used with 150% or 125% scaling (I'm using two such here). Several of us have been using fractional scaling for years and it broadly works fine. It makes sense to do this for Beta rather than changing it between Beta and Final, and the change itself is small and can't affect anything else."

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2023-09-06 23:39:20 UTC
FEDORA-2023-d40f5b287a has been pushed to the Fedora 39 stable repository.
If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.