Gnome UI too large on 27inch QHD screen

I’m using Gnome via X on a 27 inch QHD (2560x1440) screen and all the UI elements seem too large (compared to windows). Scaling is set at 100%, there doesn’t appear to be an option to scale things down, anyone aware of any fixes or better alternative window managers?

Hello @memorythought :slight_smile:

Too large? Well… No idea, what you mean by that… on my 1920x1200 Display it looks great.

If using Gnome, then a possible solution could be using the Fractional Scaling of Gnome and the scale it down with xrandr.


  1. Set the Fractional Scaling of Gnome to 2, so 200%.
  2. Downscale it with xrandr --output eDP1 --scale 1.25x1.25


This worked perfectly, thank you!

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