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Fractional scaling makes browser blurred

I have the maximal resolution set on my display, but when I enable fractional scaling in the display settings of Ubuntu (version 22.04) Google Chrome becomes blurred regardless whether I started the ...
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Will 15.6 UHD screen with i5 intel 1250P on Ubuntu 20.04 be a good performer?

This is my first port on this platform. I am planning to buy a ubuntu laptop from dell with 15.6 FHD screen, 16 GB RAM powered by intel 12 gen i5 1250P cpu and 256+256 ssd storage accompanied by 58whr ...
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Fractional scaling, icons on desktop

I have ubuntu 20.04 LTS. My laptop's display uses a resolution of 1920x1080. When using fractional scaling 100% everything is OK. When using fractional scaling of 125%, desktop icons scale wrong ...
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Why does fractional scaling in Ubuntu 22.04 show a warning message about impacting performance?

It has been a couple of years since Ubuntu added Fractional Scaling to the Displays settings. At the beginning there was the following warning which attended the user: May increase power usage, lower ...
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4K to 1080p scaled resolution in ubuntu

I'm using a NV Geforce 1080 Ti. Because this card doesn't support 120 Hz in 4K, I was using 4K mode with 1920x1080x120 Hz scaled. Is there such an option in Ubuntu?
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Unable to increase Screen Scale in Ubuntu

I have been using ubuntu for almost 1 month now and was able to increase the scale to 125% but one day suddenly it is back to 100% and I am unable to change, when I try to click on 125% it ...
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Lubuntu 20.04 laptop suddenly lost the internal screen, and the font is tiny on an external one

Usually, a screen suddenly going out means that the backlight has died. But that's not the case here. This is a dual-boot machine, and the internal screen is perfectly okay during POST, GRUB, and in ...
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How to adjust the VirtualBox to show the 'fractional scaling' on ubuntu setting page?

I use VirtualBoxVM on my MacOS. I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on VirtualBox. I want to show 'fractional scaling' like physical ubuntu environment as below. But there are no 'fractional scaling' on ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Multicore CPU scaling/frequency issues on i7-10510U

Firstly, I will state my specs: Intel i7-10510u with Intel UHD 620 graphics, AMD Radeon 610 dGPU, 256 GB Kioxia SSD,8GB RAM I have a Dell Vostro 3590. From my observations, individual cores do boost ...
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How to increase display scaling above 200% in ubuntu 20.04?

I have a laptop Dell Latitude E7470 with screen resolution 2560x1440. I am currently using the display at 200% scaling in display settings, however, I need a scaling factor above it like 225% or 250%. ...
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How to adjust fractional scaling in Settings/Displays in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS using keyboard shortcut or command line?

I am using 125% fractional scaling in Settings/Displays in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. It works great! However, VMware player 16.2.1 (with enabling 'Accelerate 3D graphics') Windows 10 client can't display full ...
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Issues when using two screens with different DPI scaling on 21.10

I have a laptop with a 4k display, running at 200% scaling. When connecting an external 4k screen without scaling (ie. 100%), things don't work very well. If I move a window from the laptop to the ...
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4K monitor with 150% scaling for web development (pixel perfect designs)

I had 1440p monitor with 100% scaling for many years. In some cases, when I need to be precise with pixels, it's faster to make a screenshot, zoom it in in gimp and get the value than calculate all ...
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How to zoom with fractional factor in ubuntu 18.04

I use Ubuntu 18.04 and i enabled zoom feature from Setting ->> Universal Access ->> zoom enabled ,then i make a keyboard shortcut to enable zoom in and zoom out the point is i want to ...
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Monitor cutting out from time to time

I've been using Ubuntu as my main OS for a while now, but there's one thing that really bothers me. I'm using Ubuntu 21.04 with Wayland with fractional scaling. My main monitor, a Samsung U28D590D (...
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How to automatically change laptop's scaling factor when external display is (dis)connected?

When I connect to my external monitor, the scaling factor I prefer is 1x but when I'm working only on my monitor's display, I prefer 1.10x. Is there a way in which I can automate the process of ...
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Interface captions are too large while controls are small

I migrated my system to a laptop computer which has like double the screen resolution than my original laptop had (ThinkPad T400 1440x900 → ThinkPad W541 2880x1620). I didn't reinstall Ubuntu or ...
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ubuntu 21.04 display scale not saved across session

from display settings I select scale to 200% and apply. After reboot selection is not saved. Please may you help me? thanks
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How to set the scaling of the display through command line?

If I use a second monitor on Ubuntu 20.04 and if it has the highes resolution (4K), the 1st screen keeps glitching. I found out after many tries that putting it to 175% of fractional scaling then 200% ...
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Issues in scaling monitor displays in Join Mode

I am a newbie to Linux and just installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop. I have a laptop and an additional monitor for an extended display. For my comfortable vision, I switched the vision scale from 100% ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Change scale in Ubuntu 20.04

I want to have a bigger scale in Ubuntu 20.04, but I just found an option of changing the text's scale. I want that all the elements in the screen to be bigger. I want to change the scale not the ...
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