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Low performance with multiple screen scaling

I'm using three screen ( 34", 27" and 13"), and each one needs a different scaling. When i adjust its scaling the graphics performance low if it is compared if all screen have the same ...
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How to scale Windows icons in Wine applications?

I have Wine 5.0 in Ubuntu 20.04 on a 1920x1080 laptop display. Windows applications running under Wine have icons so tiny that they are unreadable. Using winecfg, I can set the "Screen resolution&...
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About 2 Monitor Setup Scaling on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I've recently bought a Samsung 27 inch monitor that is 3840x2160, and want to connect it to my 1920x1080 laptop. But I can barely read the text on the monitor, and have to resort to lowering the ...
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How do I set scaling in Wine?

When I use regular or fractional scaling, content generated by Wine does not scale. This looks particularly bad under fractional scaling because the Wine content takes up relatively less of the screen....
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Flickering lines on wayland with fracktional scaling 125%

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 w/ Wayland because of the better implementation of fractional scaling. I'm using a WQHD monitor so it's quite small in 100% mode. From time to time, I notice flickering lines (...
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Ubuntu 20.04 and 21.04: second cursor stuck on the screen 150% fractional scaling on a 1440p monitor after login (XOrg)

EDIT: example https://imgur.com/a/nhzhaSb If "fractional scaling" is set to 150%, then after login there is a second cursor stuck on the screen. Confirmed on both Ubuntu 20.04 and 21.04. It ...
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Having a problem with Java Frames when setting scaling factor greater than 1.5

i use gnome tweak tool for scaling up my monitor from Fonts>Scaling Factor. when i set scaling factor on 1.50 and above It has problem with using JFrame(i just tried in eclipse) and Jframe shows ...
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Issues with fractional scaling on Ubuntu 21.04 with multiple monitors

I just installed 21.04 to see if it can handle my display layout better than 20.10. I had issues with the displays not understanding their borders when rendering menus or maximizing windows. This ...
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Fractional Scaling causes full-screen video to freeze with totem and vlc, but not Chrome

OS: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS x86_64 Kernel: 5.4.0-70-generic Mobo: ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING CPU: Intel i9-9900K (16) @ 5.000GHz GPU: AMD ATI Radeon R9 285/380 driver=amdgpu Memory: 2725MiB / 32032MiB Kernel ...
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How can I get around the fractional scaling bug with upturned monitors?

If the monitor is upturned Ubuntu will rescale firefox in an awkward way after going to sleep mode. Has anybody found a solution for this fractional rescaling bug?
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DPI Scaling Issues since installing i3wm alongside Gnome

I have an issue with the user interface scaling under Gnome 3.38. I am using it only on the internal display of a Dell XPS 15 inch laptop with a 2160p 4K display. Nvidia dGPU with proprietary driver. ...
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A second mouse cursor stuck on screen when logging in to user with fractional scaling. Is there a solution to this issue?

I am running Ubuntu 20.10 on an Lenovo Ideapad 3 laptop. To deal with the dreaded High DPI Display problems that laptops tend to have GNOME fractional scaling is set to 150%. Unfortunately on login ...
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ubuntu 20.10, Gnome wayland, apps don't scale

ubuntu 20.10, Gnome wayland , apps don't scale. I set one monitor to scale 200% (i'd prefer 150%, but i don't see that option :/) 'ubuntu' apps, like settings or terminal comply with that setting, but ...
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JUJU Machine ID storage

I made a openstack cluster of 8 nodes. Now I want to scale-up the openstack cloud by adding one more compute node. In the process of adding the node I tried "juju add-machine" and then I did ...
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tiny toolbar font on some apps. how to increase size?

for some reason some apps have a tiny toolbar. most apps like chromium are fine, spotify had this issue, but there was a solution for that. does anyone have a good idea how to increase the size of ...
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Trouble scaling display (20.04 / nvidia)

I'm trying to configure a system with three displays. One is rotated, and another must be scaled so that it runs 1920x1080 at the hardware level, but appears to be lower resolution (1280x720, or ...
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Setting resolution to a GPU scaled option leads to a black screen with cursor

I'm using the proprietary nvidia drivers (460) on Ubuntu 20.10. Whenever I set the resolution to any scaled option (designated "scaled" in the nvidia X server settings), my screen goes black ...
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How do I change the scale of the GDM3 login screen on 20.04.1? Trying to fix weird stuck cursor issue

I have a ThinkPad X1C4 with a 2560x1440 display on 14". Scaling is pretty much mandatory. On a fresh install of 20.04.1, it seems to set the default screen scaling to 200% for the login screen ...
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display scaling keeps reverting

I am running ubuntu 20.04 on a virtual machine and whenever I resume my host computer from sleep the display scaling factor gets reset to 100% (I want it at 200%) there's an old similar question ...
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Login screen and fractional scaling on Ubuntu 20.04

Is it possible to make login screen 125% bigger, not just 200%?
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Making Steam run “GDK_SCALE=3” automatically

Ubuntu 20.04, novice user. I am trying to solve some scaling issues with Steam. I use a 4K TV so I have my display set to 300% which works well however Steam is ignoring this. I found GDK_SCALE=3 /usr/...
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Unable to scale display when NVIDIA prime-select nvidia

Using xrandr --output <display-name> --scale 2x2 the display works perfectly on prime-select intel. When running on the GPU of the Microsoft surface book 2 the scaling only makes the window go ...
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Ubu16.04 and 4K monitor, “scale for menu and title bars” not persisting. How to make it persist?

I am able to change the scaling by sliding "Scale for menu and title bars: " down to .875 or .75 (the two I'm trying to decide between); however, whenever the system sleeps the monitor, ...
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Scaling issues on Ubuntu 20 LTS

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my laptop and I am facing scaling issues in alot of apps. Everything seems to be small and when I change my scaling from settings to 125 or 200 it just zoom in ...
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Lubuntu 20.04 HDMI how to enable display scaling

I switched to Lubuntu 20.04 from windows on my home media server Asus EB1501P. I installed Nvidia 340.108 video drivers and I have NVIDIA X Server Settings. The pc is hooked to my TV with HDMI @ ...
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fractional scaling messes up LibreOffice auto-filters

I can see the LibreOffice Calc auto-filter values, but the moment my mouse leaves the little expand-triangle the selector disappears, making auto-filter unusable. This only happens when fractional ...
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How to scale down the desktop in Ubuntu 20.04?

I have a big display that I connect to my notebook, but menus, taskbars, icons, and text look too big. I know I can individually change icons and text sizes but I wanted to scale down the whole ...
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Display Glitching on Ubuntu 20 LTS

I've recently decided to run Ubuntu as my main OS on my laptop, however I've noticed this weird glitching occurring when I lock/sleep/suspend my laptop. It only occurs when the screen dims and I wake ...
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How to change plymouth scale? Its too big

How to change plymouth scale? Its very big and ugly blurry. On Fedora it was simple. I changed plymouth scale to smaller by adding line "DeviceScale=1" in /etc/plymouth/plymouthd.conf and ...
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Changing display mode resets scale to 100%

I have not been able to find a proper answer online so I ask here: My current display scaling is set to 200% and I'm working on two 4K displays. Whenever I change the display mode with [ctrl]+[p] to ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 screens use same scaling

I have a dual monitor setup with a dell xps 13 and a 30 inch dell 2560 x 1600. For this to work (and it was fine before I upgraded to 20.04) the laptop needs to be scaled to 200% whilst the big ...
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Increase size of window buttons

My Ubuntu 20.04 installation is attached to a TV as a display. The window buttons (minimize, maximize, and close) are WAY too small at the distance I'm sitting away from the display. How do I increase ...
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Downsize screenshots while using fracional scaling

Ubuntu 20.04 | Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti Using an 32 "4K monitor with 3840x2160 resolution works fine, but when I use fractional scaling with 150% scaling I get very big screenshots (5120x2880). ...
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GNOME UI is scaled down (small) . How to fix it?

Ubuntu version: 20.04.1 GNOME version: 3.36.3 using Xorg NVidia driver version: 450.66 When I start up my PC the UI on GNOME is scaled down, just the apps menu and panels, not the applications ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 not scaled properly for 1366x768 display

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my 1366×768 resolution display and noticed that the screen was conjusted. The window template was also larger. It looks like it was not optimized for my display. Also while ...
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Chrome menus too slow after enabling fractional scaling in Ubuntu 20.04

A few weeks ago I set up fractional scaling to 125% in Ubuntu 20.04. After that I noticed that some of the menus in chrome are too slow. When I disable fractional scaling the speed goes back to normal....
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Gnome logs in with display scaling problem

I have a problem where after log in some elements of the Gnome interface appear very large, while the applications still render at the correct size. Going into Gnome Tweaks, Fonts, Scaling and ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - Small Cursor in some applications - 4k Screen with 200% Scaling

Update: I've narrowed this down to Ubuntu on Wayland, running without Wayland my cursor is the correct size across all applications. I still don't have a solution but I'm closer than before. Original: ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Font and UI elements too big on login

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on an ASUS X99-E-10G WS w/ an NVIDIA 1080Ti and an LG 4k 32" monitor which persistently gets recognized as 27". When I log in, the text of certain UI elements is ~2x ...
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System fonts shrunk after playing an old game

So Ive just installed and played carnivores 2 with lutris, but after closing the game my system fonts been shrunk to 1 or 2 pixels, making it impossible to read. Tried zooming in on a snapshot to ...
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Fractional Screen Scaling not Working on Raspberry Pi 4

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a Raspberry Pi 4 (8gb). My plan is to mount it to the back of my TV so my son can use it to watch his home school videos over the internet. So far, everything is ...
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fractional scaling in the other direction

I am trying to set up my laptop to connect to my computer monitor, and my laptop has a higher dpi than my monitor. So I want to set my monitor to have a fractional scale of something like 75%, but all ...
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Incorrect oversized theme: 20.04 LTS, KDE, 2 monitors, nvidia 1050ti with proprietary driver,. The bug only happens if both are powered during boot

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS then installed KDE (kde-full) and now I have 2 monitors on a nvidia 1050 ti, 4k monitor and a 1440 monitor. The 4k monitor is in portrait and the 1440 is the primary ...
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Icons in Gnome top bar misplaced and overlapping with applications [duplicate]

this week I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop and connected it to my external 27" screen (EIZO 27" with 3840x2160px). In order to enable video acceleration in Firefox via VA-API I switched ...
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another go on fractional scaling with 18.04 [duplicate]

I read a lot of posts on how to achieve fractional scaling with ubuntu 18.04 and none of them did the trick for me. Like many users, I run ubuntu on a laptop with large resolution (2560x1440) and ...
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Zoom and Anaconda Navigator have weird scaling

I recently installed Zoom and it is opening up really weird - everything is super zoomed-in. Is there a way to change the resolution of a program? I was wondering if there was a configuration file ...
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Ubuntu set fractional scaling to 110% [duplicate]

Is there any way to set factional scaling in ubuntu 20.04 to 110% instead of 125% or 150%? Because 100% is too small and 125% is too large for me. Thanks.
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Zoom window is too small on Ubuntu 20.04 with a 4K screen resolution and 200% scaling

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on a 4K screen with 200% scaling, and when I run Zoom, the menus and texts are simply too small. All other applications are scaling as expected. I've attached an print screen ...
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Scaling problem in some applications after 20.04 upgrade

After upgrading from Ubuntu 18.04 lts to 20.04 lts I am finding that some applications (but not all) the appearance is very tiny and will not scale with adjustments to scaling in settings. Attached is ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - different scaling for multi display setup

I have 2/3 monitor setup nr #1 - 5120x2160 (21:9) AKA "5K" nr #2 - 1920x1080 (16:9) nr #3 - 1920x1080 (16:9) - connected and used only occasionally display setup It`s messy. Default resolution ...