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System76 continue improving Pop!_OS with fractional scaling now live

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Pop!_OS is the Linux distribution based on Ubuntu from hardware vendor System76, and they continue making the experience super-slick with new features.

Following on from the seriously cool auto-tiling stacks, they've now added in another major post-release feature. Something that users of 4K screens will enjoy, which is fractional display scaling. If you're on Pop!_OS, all you need to do is check for upgrades your usual way and you will get it. This enables you to scale up your desktop display to a few different points if you find things a little too small.

You will find the new options in the Displays menu in the settings as shown below (click to enlarge):

As the screenshot above notes, doing so may cause a little extra power use and possibly be less clear due to the way scaling is done. Hopefully over time such things can be improved upon.

You can learn more about the Pop!_OS Linux distribution on the official site.

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damarrin 8 Oct, 2020
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Hmm, is this any different to what what already in Gnome? I have this in Ubuntu 20.04, _maybe_ I did enable an experimental setting in dconf. If so, that would just be them enabling it for everyone, right?

Last time I tried it, it made stuff pretty blurry.
DMG 9 Oct, 2020
Installed yesterday pop os on my new MSI GE66 Raider and it works perfect. Even installation was without any issue.
appetrosyan 10 Oct, 2020
Quoting: damarrinHmm, is this any different to what what already in Gnome? I have this in Ubuntu 20.04, _maybe_ I did enable an experimental setting in dconf. If so, that would just be them enabling it for everyone, right?

Last time I tried it, it made stuff pretty blurry.

That could be the same code being patched as per GNU GPL. Or it could be totally independent. Or it could be nothing.
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