I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Macbook Pro 15" with Retina Display with Parallels 10. Unfortunately the whole GUI is very small so it isn't very comfortable to work with.

A fix for this problem: http://www.itworld.com/software/415502/scale-title-bars-and-menu-ubuntu-1404

Sadly it does not work on my installation. I can regulate the slider to my preferred size but it doesn't have an impact on the appearance of Ubuntu.

Maybe someone has an idea, how I can fix this. Thank you very much!

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    I've also experienced this problem on Ubuntu 14.10 in VMware Workstation 10.0.4 on my Windows 8.1 x64 system. I have no explanation for it, as it used to work on the same exact PC in Ubuntu 14.04.1. I'll try reinstalling the OS, but I have no other suggested recourse. – D Coetzee Dec 23 '14 at 8:03
  • Did either of you figure out the cause of this? I am in the same boat: changing the UI scale has no effect in my Parallels VM. – Michael Koval Jan 12 '15 at 7:27
  • Have also had this problem wiht a newly installed version of VMWare Workstation 11 on a Windows 8.1 x64 machine. DPI scaling worked initially, made everything look more than halfway decent, and now after a reboot, the menu bar is small again and moving the slider has no effect. – Univ426 Mar 14 '15 at 4:30
  • @Luca + try Vervid with minimal installation-features + currently there is clash between the companies but Vervid is at moment working better than 14.04 and 14.10 + by this Vervid is suiting (optimized of 12.04) better to devices who seems to be hybrid somehow ... ;o) as you are informed by posting of myself here : askubuntu.com/questions/348196/… + and when you avoid dual-boot the hardware lives longer (without wine and windows and samba) ! + – dschinn1001 May 3 '15 at 13:40
  • @MichaelKoval & co., Is it just the menus or are all the UI elements (windows, applications, etc.) tiny? – Michael May 5 '15 at 13:41

I recall experiencing something like this when I had a 14.04 VM. My solution was simply to change the resolution to the equivalent of my screen size. If all else fails, try a different VM client like VirtualBox!

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