This quick guide explains how you can enable fractional scaling in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

If you are looking for a solution to enable fractional scaling in Ubuntu, you are in the right place. We covered how to enable fractional scaling in Ubuntu 18.04, 19.10 earlier. In this guide, you can discover how you can enable it..

Fractional scaling assists you to fully utilize your HiDPI monitors, high-resolution laptops by making your desktop looks not too small or not too big and keep things in balance. Although the resolution settings are there to help they sometimes are not feasible due to the operating system limitations.

Fractional scaling was “work-in-progress” in Ubuntu for quite some, and it was experimentally released in earlier versions. And now, it is officially integrated into the latest Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Enable Fractional Scaling in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

  • Open applications menu and search for “Settings“.
  • On the left pane of the Settings dialog, click on Displays.
  • Now, select scaling percentage – whatever you like and click apply.
Fractional Scaling in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Fractional Scaling in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • If you are satisfied with display after the scaling factor is applied, click on “Keep changes”. Or else select “revert changes” and you would be back to your original settings.

This is how you can enable it.

Even if after applying fractional scaling, if you feel that your desk text/looks too small or large – check out the tutorial – 3 Ways to Increase Desktop Text Size in Ubuntu 20.04.

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