Having an issue with Google Chrome resolution/dpi changing when I turn my monitor off. I'm pretty sure that this is all related to the scaling factor from Universal Access Panel. in which I have large text turned on. This setting makes Chrome have bigger tabs, but is not recognized when monitor is turned off. I have to shut down Chrome, and restart it it to recognize the Universal Access setting.
To see what is going on with my display settings while my monitor is turned off I used `xrandr'.
The output of
xrandr while monitor is ON is:
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767 DP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) HDMI1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 890mm x 500mm 1920x1080 60.0*+ 59.9 30.0 24.0 30.0 24.0 1920x1080i 60.1 60.0 1280x720 60.0 59.9 720x480 60.0 59.9 640x480 60.0 59.9
The output of
xrandr while monitor is OFF is:
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767 DP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) HDMI1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 708mm x 398mm 1280x720 60.0 + 50.0 30.0 59.9 30.0 24.0 24.0 4096x2160 24.0 24.0 3840x2160 30.0 25.0 24.0 30.0 24.0 1920x1080 60.0* 50.0 59.9 30.0 25.0 24.0 30.0 24.0 1920x1080i 60.1 50.0 60.0 720x576 50.0 720x480 60.0 59.9 640x480 60.0 59.9
In any case I would like to figure out how to keep chrome's dpi/resolution stable so that I don't have to restart it each time my monitor is turned off/on. Here are two screenshots of before and after.
Please note that the second photo is what Chrome would look like if I did NOT have Universal Access with large text turned ON.
Something interesting that I noticed is that in this larger mode (second photo), the buttons and navigation don't actually correlate to the items on the screen. If I click any of the bookmark bar icons at the top with the mouse, the browser would not navigate to the right one. For example, if I clicked on the UTUBE short cut in the bookmarks bar it would take me to the $$$ link. It seems to be behaving as though the object & frame mappings are still 'calibrated' for when the scale was bigger.