I have a dell xps 9570 screen has a 4k resolution,I'm using ubuntu 18.04 Everything was fine until I connected an external monitor. I can't make the two monitors work with font size adequate for each, either I get tiny fonts on my laptop screen and good fonts on my monitor or good fonts on my laptop and huge on my monitor. I tried running with wayland and setting the scale in laptop to 200% this solves the terminal or ubuntu screens but chrome and icons are still super small.

Can anyone suggest what to do?


  • Did you try to change the resolution for both your external Monitor and your laptop from Settings-> Displays->Resolution ?? – MitKan Jan 7 at 21:52
  • I can downgrade mt screen resolution to HD but I hope that is not the only solution – Ran Itay Jan 7 at 22:05

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