I've installed Chrome in my laptop and works fine, but the user interface is too small for me. Some time ago, I made it bigger by modifying the file /usr/share/applications/google-chrome-stable and adding the flag --force-device-scale-factor=n %U (as suggested here).

However, this solution doesn't work anymore with Ubuntu 17.10; I've even tried to launch Chrome with that flag from a terminal and the flag is marked as unknown. Is there any other way to fix this?

  • n is supposed to be a number. What's the output that you get if you run google-chrome --force-device-scale-factor=1 from a terminal? – Elder Geek Feb 14 '18 at 0:42

The file I mentioned in my question has two 'Exec=...' statements. I managed to solve the problem by adding the flag in both of the statements.

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