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I just booted up and it was like this, everything is zoomed in, but only in Chrome. Even the menu's in chrome are huge. Is this normal? How can I bring this back to normal?

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marked as duplicate by fixer1234, DavidPostill, MariusMatutiae, Scott, Kevin Panko Jun 15 '15 at 1:29

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  • It's probably caused by your system font/theme – Roemer Bakker Jun 10 '15 at 7:47
  • tried changing that, doesn't do anything. – TheDudeAbides Jun 10 '15 at 8:00
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    Just adding in a "me too." Ubuntu 14.04, applied updates and restarted this morning. I've been using this install for over a year, but today this happened. Edit: Found more people who have this problem today, with various work-arounds : AskUbuntu Thread, Reddit thread – aveneyer Jun 10 '15 at 15:17
  • A similar question is askubuntu.com/questions/634999 . – JdeBP Jun 11 '15 at 19:06

Looks like this chrome bug:


Apparently, running google-chrome with --force-device-scale-factor may fix it.

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    It doesn't for me. This seems to be a new bug that does the same as the old thing, but the old fix doesn't work. – Thriveth Jun 11 '15 at 9:56
  • Marking correct because it's a bug that's being fixed as I write this. – TheDudeAbides Jun 11 '15 at 19:41
  • I've had to open my process manager and kill all chrome instances for this to work. – guiomie Feb 5 '17 at 17:48

Unfortunately I don't have 50 rep on superuser so can't comment on the answer that nearly works. /opt/google/chrome/chrome --force-device-scale-factor=1

did work for me. the answer above didn't have the =1 so it may be the reason it didn't work for you.

  • interesting. It worked for me without the =1, as it happens. – pwaller Jun 12 '15 at 8:06

Alternative is to use Chromium.

You can install it using sudo apt-get install chromium-browser.

It features the same sign-in functionality and add-ons like Chrome does.

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  • Sorry @DavidPostill, my intention was to comment because it's not a solution, but I didn't have enough reputation. – user813 Jun 10 '15 at 23:38

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