Xorg scales by default?

so it seems like nixos does its own scaling of xorg by default (i have nothing set up and it’s still scaled; it looks way different than base xorg on other distros)? Is there a way to turn off the defaults so I can adjust it myself? It’s causing issues with popups in emacs and also with QT apps

xorg, or some DE you’re running? I just fired up i3 the other day and it certainly wasn’t scaled.

(edit: to clarify, i3 on a 14" 2560x1600 screen, which is nearing unusable without scaling, in my opinion)

for me it happens in both bspwm and exwm (and even appears to do so with no window manager)