Text too small to read / see (Ubuntu)

I am trying to use bisq on ubuntu. I have 4k monitors with a thunderbolt doc. The problem is the bisq program is not scaling size and the text is soooo small I can’t read it. Is there anything I can do to make it bigger? It looks fine when I am just using the laptop screen but not when docked.

Hmmm, good question. It looks fine on my 2k monitor. I can’t think of anything you can change within the BISQ settings that would help with that. Perhaps someone else will chime in with an idea!

This issue about small font was discussed at Keybase, and that’s the points given. Maybe they help:

Wiz: to make bisq 2x i use GDK_SCALE=2

Updating java could help too.


I am a pretty basic / new Linux user. I ran both of these below in the command line, closed bisq and restarted. That did the trick! Thank you!

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface scaling-factor 2
export gdk_scale=2


Sincerely, that would be me typing that into the terminal.


The Whonix Wiki is a good reference for linux users. They mention this and the “xdg-desktop-menu Bug”.

This one command is enough. Thanks Ross. I had been suffering with the tiny font for too long.