PyQt GUI size on high resolution screens

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PyQt GUI size on high resolution screens

I posted a question a while ago asking about Tkinter backends and subsequently forgot about it but I’ve since realised that I’m using the pyqt backend. Is there a fix for that?

Original Question:

So it appears that matplotlib gui plots (a la plt.show()) don’t adapt to monitor resolution and appear tiny on high resolution screens. Is there a matplotlib+Pyqt fix or do I have fiddle around somewhere in Windows settings?

Thanks

Example

Answer #1:

Before app is loaded, and not while loading.

insert:

if hasattr(QtCore.Qt, 'AA_EnableHighDpiScaling'):
    PyQt5.QtWidgets.QApplication.setAttribute(QtCore.Qt.AA_EnableHighDpiScaling, True)

if hasattr(QtCore.Qt, 'AA_UseHighDpiPixmaps'):
    PyQt5.QtWidgets.QApplication.setAttribute(QtCore.Qt.AA_UseHighDpiPixmaps, True)

like so :

import PyQt5
from PyQt5 import QtCore, QtGui, uic, QtWidgets
from PyQt5.QtWidgets import QWidget

if hasattr(QtCore.Qt, 'AA_EnableHighDpiScaling'):
    PyQt5.QtWidgets.QApplication.setAttribute(QtCore.Qt.AA_EnableHighDpiScaling, True)

if hasattr(QtCore.Qt, 'AA_UseHighDpiPixmaps'):
    PyQt5.QtWidgets.QApplication.setAttribute(QtCore.Qt.AA_UseHighDpiPixmaps, True)


class MyWindow(PyQt5.QtWidgets.QMainWindow):
    def __init__(self):
        super(MyWindow, self).__init__()

And if that still don’t work, in user en var and not system en var.

QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=2 

qt-5/highdpi

Answered By: Storm Shadow

Answer #2:

While I do not have much experience with PyQt, upon googling I found this SO question about setting the window state of a PyQT window to maximised. The accepted answer says to use self.showMaximized() to do so.

Answered By: Koga

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