I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my HP laptop that came pre-installed with windows 10.
The resolution of the screen of the display is set to 1920x1080, and the screen is 13.3". Everything - icons, tabs, fonts - is extremely tiny in ubuntu.
I scaled the icons and tabs by changing the scale factor in display settings, but it does not change the fonts. I installed unity tweak tool, and changed the fonts, which now already looks ugly since the fonts do not correspond properly to the icon size. When i open firefox, everything is tiny again. I changed the fonts in firefox, but the tab width still remains tiny. If i open a pdf in browser on firefox, the pdf section bookmarks on the left tab/pane are extremely tiny, and do not increase in size when zoomed. At present, everything is scaled ad-hoc and looks ugly.
None of these problems appear in windows 10. Everything mentioned above, in all applications is scaled properly, by default.
My question is -
Is there a way to scale everything uniformly in ubuntu 16.04 by keeping 1920x1080 resolution, so that i do not have to ad-hoc scale every individual application?
I do not want to decrease the resolution, else there is no point in using the high resolution screen.
I do not want to revert to windows, but might have to if this cant be done in ubuntu. :(