I have recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 and I really like it. My only gripe is that some GUI elements are too small on the screen. (My screen resolution is 1920 x 1200.) Over the last few days, I have been trying to customize the interface with various tools (Gnome Color Chooser, CompizConfig, GConf Editor), but I haven't managed to find any solution. What I would like to change in particular is the panel indicators and window buttons:

Indicators Window buttons

If possible, I'd like to keep the default theme.

By the way, thank you for being here and helping other users! :)


The answer is DPI - dots per inch.

Easily changed in the Appearance applet.

A quick search brought up this helpful walkthrough by Kevin van Zonneveld: http://kevin.vanzonneveld.net/techblog/article/fit_more_on_one_screen_using_dpi/

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  • this does not help with resizing the notification area and does not apply to ubuntu 11.10 or unity at all – nol Mar 4 '12 at 19:51

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