[RESPONDED] Blurry non-native apps

I have a 13th generation Framework 13 and I’m still in the process of setting up Fedora 38 Workstation (Gnome). This is my first time using Linux as my operating system but I am familiar with using the command line and having to do some work to configure everything from using WSL and SSH-ing into Linux systems.

I have enabled fractional scaling, but this is a problem at 200% as well as the fractional options. My ideal resolution is 150% I think. I don’t think I’m seeing it at 100%, but everything is so small it’s hard to tell.

On Microsoft Edge (my favorite browser since it handles my tab-hoarding well), the text is low resolution, as are icons like the tools around the side, or the icons in gmail for example. Large photos have ok resolution I think, but it’s hard to tell. The colors seem less vibrant than in Firefox.

I’ve noticed the same problem on Obsidian, a note taking app. The text is fuzzy.

As far as I can tell, this is not a problem on apps that came pre-installed. The text in the Settings app is crisp, and Firefox looks crisp too.

Is this a problem other people have had? Is it likely an issue with Gnome, or Fedora? At this point, I’m open to hearing that the solution is to use Kubuntu, but I’m also willing to work out how to re-configure things.

This is happening because the apps with the blurry text are not using Wayland. Do a Google search on blurry text fractional scaling and you’ll see instructions and how to enable Wayland support for specific applications.


Could you point me in the right direction? I’ve now checked a bunch of websites and forums using the keywords from @Nixingit 's comment, but I didn’t find any general solutions.

I found a fix for Chrome, which I wasn’t able to get working for Edge. I found lots about VSCode, which I’ll certainly use when I’m setting up VSCode, but I read that that’s a different beast.

It looks like almost all the apps that cause problems but can be made to work with wayland are electron-based. For Edge, perhaps this one helps:

It looks like it’s always a matter of setting the same options for electron, but that different packaging means you may have to jump through different hoops (for different apps) to get those options there.

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Nothing to add here, everything suggested here looks correct.