I have recently started exploring ubuntu (Starting with 14.04 LTS). I have a FHD (1080p) display. I am running Windows 10 as a host and running ubuntu on latest version of VirtualBox. I have installed guest additions to enjoy ubuntu full screen.

However EVERYTHING appears TOO SMALL and I suspect, it is due to the FHD resolution. If I try to change to the next best resolution (smaller, to same scale: 16:9 ratio) the screen size also shrinks.

Is there any way I can reduce the resolution without downsizing the screen and compromising on the perfect fit full screen?

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    Try if you can do this with scaled mode: askubuntu.com/questions/23053/… – Takkat Jul 30 '17 at 7:31
  • And you can also scale up the graphical elements to something like 1.25. Settings > Displays. Do not change the resolution if it's already at the native one. – user692175 Jul 30 '17 at 14:56
  • @MichaelBay Thank you for taking time to explain even such a trivial detail. I actually tried that. Worked like a charm. Exactly what I wanted. I had actually noticed that option, I was a little hesitant to play around. Thank you again. Peace! – Byomakesh Maharana Jul 30 '17 at 18:05

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