I installed 12.10 to Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A. Now i face with resolution problem. Default resolution is 1920x1080, and Ubuntu display can normally detect it. But everything is too small with this resolution. Icons, Unity, File system, Browsers etc. For example in Chrome when i set zoom to 150%, then sites view normal. When i use another 16:9 resolution 1360x768, size problem is fixed, but in this mode display colors and view are blur and thick, so it harms eyes. And as my display supports 1920x1080, i think that i must keep this resolution and fix size problem. Any ideas? Screenshot: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22319935/justshare/sc1.png and this https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22319935/justshare/sc2.png
I think this is a problem that hasn't been addressed, yet. The retina display on some Apple computers has a resolution of 2880 x 1800. (Take a look at how ubuntu looks on one of these.) That's only any good if the icons etc. are actually displayed at a higher resolution as well.
For the moment, you can halve your resolution and get something of a decent size or use your ubuntu with a magnifying glass...
As more and more high-resolution displays hit the market, I figure that ubuntu will have a solution for this fairly soon, though.
Open dconf-editor and goto
Note: This only changes fonts and some UI elements but not the browser contents. To do this you need to run all of X11 with a higher dpi setting of around 160. This can be done by adding
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You can scale everything with
To scale your resolution, first find the name of your display with
So, in my case my laptop display is called LVDS.
Then run the following to scale your resolution:
The Launcher and Panel might disappear for a moment, but just hover your cursor over them and they should reappear. You might also have to resize any open windows so that they fit the smaller resolution.
I wish there was true high resolution support that was this easy to configure. Sadly even GNOME 3.10 seems to only support changing the font size, even though GNOME handles that a lot better than Unity.