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Posted by hetz_BH
Neutron

Teamviewer 14 (Linux) and HiDPI

I've just finished doing some checks about Team Viewer 14 (TV14) Linux version and HiDPI.

Version 14 is different, compared to previous version. In version 14 the app is using QT for GUI and it also adhere to QT Strings to override configuration, so if you have a 4K screen for example and you run TV14 without any parameters, it will try to scale up to the system's scaling settings, which will show a weird GUI to the point of uselessness.

What can be done? You can scale it to 1.0 to 2.0 by editing the file /opt/teamviewer/tv_bin/script/tvw_config (as root) and add at the bottom of the file the following line:

export QT_SCALE_FACTOR=2

Save and exit. When launching Teamviewer - you'll get it at twice the size. You can change the 2 to 1 to get it at the correct (small) size.

The missing thing that is needed - is that the dev team of Teamviewer change the GUI code to HiDPI and dynamic scaling, as explained by Trolltech here.

Hope it helps.

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Posted by ack0329
Trigon

Re: Teamviewer 14 (Linux) and HiDPI

Yep still useless in 4K at least with Linux.

I had to go back to 1080p, and install it after being so fed up with it. And I  had deleted it for a year.

But a friend needed help in Germany ... so back to 1080p it was and it worked fine.

 

But specific to the Topic ... You can see a post where I told people how to scale it somewhere in, and by editing, its actual settings File.  Awkward AT BEST.  But, even scaling it this way only works for a small portion of Teamviewer's "Elements"!

So ... SADLY ... USELESS in 4K and Linux at this point of writing.

Teamviewer has in the past kept up with technology quite well. (it is a web based tech app ... so one would expect it)

At ?> $1,000.OO US for a paid licence ... one would expect they would.  But, I digress.

(Updated ... $700 / year single "Business" licence $2,500 / Year Business Group)... And no Private Licence Option as we all know.

Thank you just the same Teamviewer!

(other than Teamviewer OFTEN Freezing ... as it is an unpaid ... FREE version), but what can I do ... it is FREE!  And thank you for that Teamviewer!