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By mitch.munich, Junior Member on 2nd September 2014, 11:50 AM
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When I got my Oneplus One I was a little disappointed because some apps don't realy leverage the screen size gain compared to smaller screens. E.g. the standard Email-app shows just as many items per screen as it does on a 4.2" screen, just bigger.

Also I wondered how to increase the number of app symbols in a row in the Trebuchet (CM11s standard-launcher) app drawer.

Then I found the solution:
Install Xposed and the App Settings module. Don't forget to activate both and restart the phone.

In App Settings you can change the DPI for individual apps. E.g. I changed the DPI to 400 for Trebuchet. Now I get 5 apps in a row in the app drawer instead of 4. Same with the Email-app: Now it shows more items in the list of mails, just a little smaller.

Hope this helps.

Mitch.
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You could also change the DPI from 480 to something smaller in BUILD.PROP, root is required obviously, but then again Xposed also needs root AFAIK.

Changing the BUILD.PROP setting will change your entire UI to the desired DPI which looks pretty amazing IMO
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Yep, changing the build.prop is a much more effective method. One small change and you have a global effect, rather than having to change the DPI for apps individually.

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Another way to change DPI is using https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...texdroider_dpi very minimal app and does the job well. 380 is the dpi I use, no problems with Play Store apps either.
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Another way to change DPI is using https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...texdroider_dpi very minimal app and does the job well. 380 is the dpi I use, no problems with Play Store apps either.

I use a DPI of 370 on mine, I can't stand the way everything looks with a stock DPI, it's such a waste of screen real estate.

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Originally Posted by mitch.munich

When I got my Oneplus One I was a little disappointed because some apps don't realy leverage the screen size gain compared to smaller screens. E.g. the standard Email-app shows just as many items per screen as it does on a 4.2" screen, just bigger.

Also I wondered how to increase the number of app symbols in a row in the Trebuchet (CM11s standard-launcher) app drawer.

Then I found the solution:
Install Xposed and the App Settings module. Don't forget to activate both and restart the phone.

In App Settings you can change the DPI for individual apps. E.g. I changed the DPI to 400 for Trebuchet. Now I get 5 apps in a row in the app drawer instead of 4. Same with the Email-app: Now it shows more items in the list of mails, just a little smaller.

Hope this helps.

Mitch.

Thanks. i will try it with the game "My Railway"... This is so small on stock Opo, it doesn't make fun...
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Another way to change DPI is using https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...texdroider_dpi very minimal app and does the job well. 380 is the dpi I use, no problems with Play Store apps either.

since the new hangouts app, it says that this app is not compatible with your device. can anyone else replicate this problem, my dpi is at 410
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Afaik there are some "special" dpi levels for apps.. Stock dpi may work, 410 may not, but for example 370 may work again... Dont remember exactly which are good
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Afaik there are some "special" dpi levels for apps.. Stock dpi may work, 410 may not, but for example 370 may work again... Dont remember exactly which are good

Shows compatible with 380 but yeah what gerciolisz said. Depending what dpi it is, play store may not like it.
There was a modded play store that work around the problem but it hasnt been updated.
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