It started today after my scheduled system updates which required a reboot. Right after starting the browser I noticed that something is strange and the title bar, fonts and everything else looks smaller.
After opening the inspector I noticed the resolution in the browser is
2560x1440 instead of
1920x1080 but the zoom factor is still at 100%.
I have not found directly a solution but there appears to be a similar issue on Ubuntu 16.04: https://superuser.com/questions/1116767/chrome-ui-size-zoom-levels-in-ubuntu-16-04
To quickly test this out make sure you closed all Chrome instances (
killall chrome) and run the following command:
It worked for me, because for some reason after the updates Chrome started detecting the device scale of
0.75 which is set by
In order to apply the change to the chrome started you need to edit the
sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop
Find the following commands:
Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable %U Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable --incognito
and add the
--force-device-scale-factor property to each of them:
Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable --force-device-scale-factor=1 %U Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable --force-device-scale-factor=1 Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable --force-device-scale-factor=1 --incognito
If you have
Chrome as a favorite in the dock make sure to remove it and add it again to replace any cached values.