Using Ubuntu to consume media such as watching TV, movies, or listening to music, one occasionally wants to surf the web off the couch or control other applications with the computer screen standing at a further distance, making it hard to read UI buttons etc.
Basically I would like to have a desktop as if decreasing the screen resolution to a quarter or so, but that would make everything look pixelated, of course.
So what are usable solutions to increase accessibility here?
Compiz has "Enhanced Zoom Desktop", but it only shows a portion of the screen, and people might not use compiz but e.g. unity-2d instead
Decrease dpi settings?