I've recently installed 14.04 on my yoga and it is running great so far!

Since this laptop has a 3200x1800 resolution and a lot of apps i use do not scale well i am using 1920x1080 resolution with 1x scaling. Everything still looks crisp and sharp, no complaints on that front.

My issue is i have to have a custom script loaded when ubuntu starts that changes the resolution from 3200 to 1920 so when i log in i have to wait for the resolution to change before i log in or else the resolution will stay at 3200 and then i have to change it manually.

My question is, is there any way to remove the actual 3200x1800 resolution from even being an option?

Another small issue i run into is, i use an external monitor(1920x1080) sometimes and when i unlpug the hdmi cable, my desktop on my laptop screen reverts back to 3200 resolution.

I basically want to fool ubuntu into thinking that the highest resolution to choose from is 1920x1080. Is this possible?

Sorry for the long winded question :)

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Stripping down the resolution to 1920px might not be the best solution.

You can easily adapt Ubuntu to such a high resolution: Adapt Ubuntu to a high-DPI resolution screen

There is a new new option since Ubuntu 14.04:
In System Settings->Displays Look for "Scale for menu and title bars."

I solved some more issues in my Guide for the Yoga 2 Pro

Also you can Adjust Firefox and Thunderbird to a High DPI touchscreen display (retina)

  • Thanks for the reply. I've tried that method before. Unfortunately a lot of the applications i use for work do not scale properly at that resolution and scaling setting.
    – RjPiston
    May 30, 2014 at 14:41
  • @RjPiston: There is a new option now
    – rubo77
    Jun 20, 2014 at 9:14
  • Thanks @rubo77, unfortunately, a lot of apps i use still don't scale well. I've resorted to keeping my resolution at 1920x1080 for the time being.
    – RjPiston
    Jul 15, 2014 at 1:15
  • Which APPS? May be we find solutions for those too
    – rubo77
    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:33
  • Chrome, hangouts, Thunderbird, firefox Wunderlist, Unity Tweak tool just to name a few. thanks!
    – RjPiston
    Jul 16, 2014 at 20:29

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