Ubuntu – ny way to set the display scaling back to default other than from the display settings dialog


I scaled the UI from the display menu. Now it is way too big and I can't get to the slider to reset it.

Any ideas how I can change the scaling in Unity back to default without accessing the settings menu??

I tried

dconf reset -f /org/unity 

with no luck.

Best Answer

The problem seems to be that you are not able to see/control the lower part of the "Display settings". There is a workaround to move the lower part on top. For this, go to System settings -> Display and then right-click on the window bar on top and click on "Move". Do not move your mouse after clicking on "Move", otherwise the keyboard is not used for moving, only the mouse has the control for moving the window.

right click to move

and then use your keyboard to move the window to top, slowing showing you the lower part where you drag your mouse to reset the scale to 1. Remember to click "Apply" for the settings to persist and then click on "Keep this configuration".

You can also hold down the Alt key and then click on any area of the window to move it up until you can see the slider.

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