I am running ubuntu on a 28 inch 4k (3840x2160) Dell display. I want to enable 1.5x display scaling like it was possible to do in previous versions of ubuntu (unity) or at least make the window title-bars larger. However the 200% scaling would make it equivalent to a 1080P display which would be a little large for this resolution.

Chrome and VSCODE so far have been able to get around this, possilby because they are based on electron? I have attached a screenshot showing the settings and window size.

I have included a screenshot showing the window title-bar size of chrome vs ubuntu native decoration. enter image description here


Applying a non-integer scaling factor is known as fractional scaling. If you search the web for that keyword, you'll see that the GNOME desktop unfortunately doesn't support it (yet).

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