I found some trouble getting my spotify client to scale correctly to my HiDPI screen after installing it. Hopefully this tutorial will help someone having the same problem.


  1. Install spotify via flatpak using the instructions and package provided by this Github repo.
  2. You can force spotify to scale to your display using the --force-device-scale-factor=X command line option. I find X=1.6 works the best for me, but this will change depending on your setup. So, full command to do this in your terminal emulator is flatpak run com.spotify.Client --force-device-scale-factor=1.6.
  3. In order to make this change permanent, you can modify the desktop file to send this command line option whenever Spotify is launched via the icon. cd /var/lib/flatpak/exports/share/applications/ and edit the com.spotify.Client.desktop file as root with your favorite text editor (which should be vim or neovim). Change the Exec variable to include the above command line option. It should look similar to this:


  4. Restart your computer and Spotify should correctly scale the next time you launch it!