I'm a new emacs user (spacemacs, really, switched from Vim), and I'm having difficulty configuring emacs on my HiDPI display. Basically, I'm suffering from this bug. The problem is that, while I can scale the font size on emacs fine, graphics and images don't scale. That's most apparent in inline images, say, in org mode, EIN, or anything that displays an image. Is there a way to just make all images twice as big, by default?

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I'm far from being an expert on this, but would setting this variable help?

(setq org-image-actual-width SIZE_IN_PIXELS)
  • My version of org-mode doesn't have this variable, what does it do? Regardless, this wouldn't help outside Org mode. Apr 30, 2017 at 18:46
  • Setting that variable doesn't seem to have any effect.
    – Jonathan
    May 1, 2017 at 2:12
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    The variable is org-image-actual-width, not org-mode-actual-width. I submitted an edit. Nov 27, 2017 at 2:03
  • I'd suggest trying this with emacs-26, which has a number of improvements in scaling support (although inline images might not be one of them).
    – rpluim
    Jul 26, 2018 at 12:04

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