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I've tried following directions at

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/HiDPI

and

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-hidpi-support-for-gnome-kde-xfce-cinnamon-and-firefox/

to make my Ubuntu desktop on my latest 4k desktop more readable and in turn usable.

but when doing

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface scaling-factor 2

on my terminal I get a temporary magnification flash followed by a reset to normal (unusuable) rendering resolution.

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04.

What to do?

Update: According to https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTYzMTM there should be "UI Scale factor" but I can't find it in the Ubuntu system settings. Where is it? Is it the same as the gsettings call mentioned above?

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    I use two settings to configure ubuntu for hidpi: system settings -> displays -> scale for menu and title bars, system settings -> appearance -> launcher icon size. Does any of them do what you want? Besides that, most configuration is on a per-application basis. – danjo133 Apr 26 '15 at 8:42

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