Display Scaling on Ubuntu/PopOS

I’ve recently decided to transition from Windows to Linux via PopOS which I’ve heard is the “kinder gentler way” to move away from windows.

I have a monitor which is 2560 x 1080 and I sit about two feet away so reading text is difficult. When I was running Windows I would increase display scaling from 100% to 125%. With PopOS the only option I see in the GUI is to go from 100-200% no in between.

I know there must be a way to make this change via terminal commands and I’ve done some googleing however I couldn’t quite understand some of the linux speak that was being thrown around.

Can somebody help me accomplish this with instructions that don’t use to much jargon.

Try this, new guy: https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/09/enable-fractional-scaling-gnome-linux.

lol. Wait. Just saw the part that says it only works with Wayland.

Oh no. It should still work. This article is more recent. https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/04/how-to-enable-hidpi-fractional-scaling.html


You could also download the gnome-tweak tool and set a custom dpi.

Also, welcome.

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So I tried these instructions and it didn’t enable “fractional scaling” (which I do appreciate now knowing the proper terminology for what I am trying to do)

Going to try the gnome-tweak tool and hope to have some success there. I have another topic I need to address but I think i need to make a new post. I want to find some way to easily switch between spkrs and headphones without having to go into system every time…

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Something like this?


Awesome bro got the audio switching working but I still can’t get the fractional scaling to work

I messed around in the tweaker but nothing…however I am now looking around for extensions to do it with the tweaker.

In case anyone else wants some help with this issue I found a forum post that did seem to help.

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When I set the scaling to 125%, I get very choppy video playback (Chromium,Firefox, Youtube, Prime Video,etc). That is pretty useless! so currently I have set the display resolution to next lower 1600x1024 instead of 2160x1440 with scaling)

Chuwi GemiBook, 2k display, UHD600, Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS