Making Spotify Readable on 4k Displays in Linux

How to increase the text size in the Linux Spotify client

I am doing as much as my development on Linux as macOS these days. As music is an important part of my development environment, I need a good place and player to get it from. Spotify is nice as it is cross-platform, and makes it so I have my music and playlists on either environment. But, as the Spotify client comes on Linux, it’s pretty unusable. It functions fine, but on a 4k display, the text is almost unreadable.

I did some digging and found this gem on the Spotify forums. Here’s the TL;DR version:

Edit /usr/share/applications/spotify.desktop Change Exec to read Exec=spotify --force-device-scale-factor=1.5 %U

(or to whatever scale factor floats your boat. 2.0 works best for me)


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