On a Dell XPS 13 (9333), I am running Ubuntu 15.04 and Google Chrome Stable and since yesterday after some updates, Google Chrome has gone all weird on me.

The Tab/Menu/URL bar and web pages have got really big. I have played with the zoom settings and set zoom to 50% and that has fixed the web page sizing, but Tab/Menu/URL bar is still massive.

I have tried a Reset Chrome, in the Settings menu, and also removing and reinstalling Chrome.

No issues with Firefox or other applications.

  • I though l had fixed it with the --force-device-scale-factor, but it seems very random whether it works or not. Jun 10, 2015 at 8:17
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    I've got the same issue after upgrading Chrome stable to 43.0.2357.124 64-bit. Executing $ google-chrome --force-device-scale-factor seems to does the trick for me. Jun 10, 2015 at 8:55
  • It worked once for me, but doesn't seem to work subsequently. Jun 10, 2015 at 10:50
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    removing google-chrome-stable and using google-chrome-beta has worked for me at the moment Jun 10, 2015 at 14:07
  • A similar question is askubuntu.com/questions/634999 .
    – JdeBP
    Jun 11, 2015 at 19:05

2 Answers 2


Open a terminal (Alt+Ctrl+T or Alt+F2) and issue the following commands:

sudo -i
apt-get purge google-chrome-stable
cd /var/cache/apt/archives
dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_43.0.2357.81-1_amd64.deb

As Dawid says in a comment above, try running

$ google-chrome --force-device-scale-factor

This worked for me, and I remapped my browser shortcut. I am also on an XPS13, and am running 16.04

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