I've got a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th gen with a 1080p 14" display. My default (max) resolution is 1920x1080. It looks good in Elementary 5.0, although fonts are a bit too small. So i installed Elementary Tweaks and increased font size. Then i changed font size for Firefox... and everything looked perfect. Then i installed Cisco PacketTracer, Anaconda, Spyder and RStudio. They look huge! Then i found out that if i decrease my screen resolution to 1600x900, these apps look really nice, but the app menu (slingshot?) occupies more than half my display height.
I've tried using 1920x1080 with
xrandr --output eDP-1 --scale 0.9x0.9 and it's really good, except the fonts are all blurred, and it feels like i need glasses. I've also tried 1600x900 with xrandr --output eDP-1 --scale 1.2x1.2, which theoretically also looks good, but the mouse is restricted to an invisible border and i can't reach the right-end as well as the bottom of the display with the cursor.
So... I wouldn't mind using 1600x900 if i could only reduce icon size in the app menu. But i need to figure this out. I've tried to make the fonts look crispy, tried to figure out how i could solve the mouse border problem... tried everything. It's crazy how many forums i've searched, even other linux distros. Can't seem to find anything that can help me out.
Any ideas, anyone? Is it possible to enable scaling to specific apps? It has been a nightmare. I need to use these apps for school and can't use them correctly.
xrandr --output eDP-1 --scale 1.2x1.2 it looks like this: