Ubuntu – Chrome 43 DPI Low Resolution


I updated Chrome to Version 43.0.2357.81 (64-bit) and after restarting Chrome it displays it (Chrome) in low resolution (as far as I can tell). The tabs are bigger, buttons and text the same. Most of all blurry. I see the bug reported here https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?can=2&start=0&num=100&q=&colspec=ID%20Pri%20M%20Week%20ReleaseBlock%20Cr%20Status%20Owner%20Summary%20OS%20Modified&groupby=&sort=&id=395425 but almost all solutions are for Windows and those for Ubuntu like "google-chrome –high-dpi-support=1 –force-device-scale-factor=1" do not work for me.

I restarted Chrome, the laptop, switch between the 2 graphic cards I have, changed the screen resolution, the Chrome text size, and pretty much everything I tried had no results.

Any help?

Best Answer

Bernhard has the right answer, though you would not (necessarily) have to install alacarte to implement. If you are using Dash:

  1. locate google-chrome.desktop in your favorite text editor.
  2. sudoedit /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop (your path may be different, use the path in step #1 for this.
  3. At the end of the first section [Desktop Entry], past all of the Comment[2 character country] lines, replace Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable %U with Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable --force-device-scale-factor=1 %U
  4. Save the file
  5. Close all Chrome windows, including the systray and any Chrome apps (Hangouts) you have open

After closing the browser windows, I clicking on the icon in unity launcher and .... voila!

-Hope this helps someone.