Are you using Ubuntu in combination with a HiDPI 4K display? Then you are definitely familiar with your windows and text being too small after logging in into your Gnome session; a typical result of wrong scaling settings indeed.

This guide will demonstrate how to permanently set your Ubuntu scaling factor to 200%.

The Commands

To start off, open up Gnomes configuration XML file:

sudo nano /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/org.gnome.desktop.interface.gschema.xml
Open Gnomes configuration XML file

Find the scaling-factor setting and change it as follows:

<key name="scaling-factor" type="u">
Set your Scaling factor

Now save your configuration file and exit from your editor.

Then apply the changes with the following command:

sudo glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas
Apply the changes

That’s it. Now reboot your computer and enjoy your applied 200% scaling factor.

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