Recently I bought the Tablet Huion H1161. I use Windows 10 with 2 monitors 32" x 4K (LG 32UD59). The icons (the brushes, for example) are so, so, so small (very hard to see). Is there any way to configure MyPaint to increase the size of the icons ???
(I went to EDIT/PREFERENCES/VIEW/TOOLBAR ICON SIZE
The option “Large (requires recent GTK3)” it’s checked, but the size os icons still small
You never have to install MSYS2 separately to run MyPaint, unless you want to build it yourself. The parts of MSYS2 that are needed are bundled in the installer (and standalone archives).
Unfortunately there is no setting in the preferences to handle high-dpi monitors, but there is a workaround.
You can tell Gtk/Gdk to use a different dpi scaling by setting the environment variable GDK_SCALE to an appropriate integer (fractions are not supported), in this case 2.
To do this, open notepad as an administrator, enter
and save that file as C:\Program Files\mypaint-git-w64\mypaint-double-dpi.bat
If you now run that file instead of mypaint.exe (and change your shortcuts so they point to that file), the gui should be scaled better for a 4k monitor.
If you didn’t use the installer, and instead extracted a standalone archive, the procedure is the same except for the location of the .bat file (the location would be wherever the extracted archive is located, in the same folder as mypaint.exe), and that you wouldn’t have to run notepad as an administrator.
Edit: Corrected variable syntax based on toniw’s suggestion. I’m pretty sure I tried it with the equals sign first (closer to the shell syntax I’m used to) but that it didn’t work. Might have been something else…
I formated my PC… (in fact I needed it, because the new build 2004)
I extracted a standalone archive mypaint-w64-2.0.1-standalone.7z, so the files are on:
I try the .BAT, but open MyPaint without changes…
I put a PAUSE in the end of the BAT:
set GDK_SCALE 2
and I get the msgs:
C:\MyPaint>set GDK_SCALE 3
Variável de ambiente GDK_SCALE 3 não definida
*(something like: Environment variable GDK_SCALE 3 not defined)*
Pressione qualquer tecla para continuar. . .
*(something like: press any key to continue...)*