I have HP Envy laptop (15.6 inch with high resolution 1080P ). I have installed Ubuntu 16.10 and I find many application looks too small. I tried to increase the overall font of the system, but still header and title of the apps did not get increased.

For example, for chrome, search bar and title are too small. Editors like sublime, brackets have side bar too small.

Did anyone also face the similar issues and were able to resolve this ?

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Please notice the header bar of chrome, it's too small. Even searchbar is too small. Same is the case with many application like sublime, brackets etc.


If you go to System Settings, and select the Displays settings, you'll see there's a place to set the menu and title bar size...

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You might also try Unity Tweak Tool and Tweak Tool. Here's a screenshot of Tweak Tool, and a HiDPI setting that might help...

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  • Thanks @heynnema for suggestion but I already had tried that and it didn't work. On increasing the scale value, it increase everything except header bar, title bar. I have added image as well now in my question. – Rajeev Jayaswal Mar 1 '17 at 18:53
  • Really? Are you using the standard Ubuntu themes, or a custom theme that you downloaded from the Internet. – heynnema Mar 1 '17 at 19:00
  • This is the default theme provided on installing Ubuntu. – Rajeev Jayaswal Mar 1 '17 at 19:03
  • See the update to my answer. – heynnema Mar 1 '17 at 19:22
  • @RajeevJayaswal You need to close (kill the actual process) and re-open Chrome and other applications to have the new settings take effect. Chrome and other programs don't exactly respect scaling settings too well – Kaz Wolfe Mar 1 '17 at 19:28

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