This article describes steps one can take to turn on or off fractional scaling in Ubuntu Linux.
By default, Ubuntu Linux come with two scaling options: 100% and 200%. Most devices, including those with 4k or HiDPI support may work with the default scaling options.
However, if your device’s display resolution makes objects and icons too small with 100% or too big with 200%, you may want to enable fractional scaling.
Fractional scaling support is not automatic, and it’s disabled by default. If you want to use it, you will explicitly have to enable it.
Below is how to turn on or off fractional scaling in Ubuntu Linux.
How to turn on or off fractional scaling in Ubuntu Linux
As described above, by default, Ubuntu Linux come with two scaling options: 100% and 200%. Most devices, including those with 4k or HiDPI may work with the default scaling options.
Below is how to enable it.
Ubuntu Linux has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating, all can be done from the System Settings panel.
To get to System Settings, open the Activities overview and start typing Settings.
Alternatively, click on the System menu at the top-right corner of the top bar on your desktop.
On the System menu, select Settings as highlighted below.
In the Settings app, click on Displays tile.
On the System Settings -> Displays settings panel, under Built-in or external monitor, toggle the switch button for Fractional Scaling to On position to enable it.
To disable, simply toggle back to the Off position.
With Fractional scaling enabled, you get additional scaling values: 125%, 150% and 175%.
That should do it! You can now close the Settings app.
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