how can I set up my screen, so it wouldn't look so oversized? i've got 15" screen with 1366x768 resolution, but now all the icons, header bar, wingpanel are looking big. is there a way to set all of it to 75% size? I know Windows10 has got something similar

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open terminal and execute:

xrandr --query 

In the output look for the name of your primary monitor, for me:

    Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767
eDP1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 290mm x 170mm

so its eDPI!

now again in terminal:

xrandr --output eDPI --scale 1.25x1.25

put your Device name where eDPI is for me. You can experiment with the scaling factor. 1x1 is normal, 1.5x1.5 is 50% as big.

If you like what you see you can add the command that suits you to Startup-Applications (system-settings->applications->the right tab).


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