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Thread: How to zoom screen on Ubuntu 20.04?

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    How to zoom screen on Ubuntu 20.04?

    In previous versions of Ubuntu there was always an easy way to zoom into the screen with Compiz or something else. Ubuntu 20.04 does not allow Compiz and it doesn't have anything that facilitates zooming the screen. The magnification system is very crude, it only allows magnification by a factor of 2 or above and not less. Is there a way to get an elegant way to zoom into the screen?
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    Re: How to zoom screen on Ubuntu 20.04?

    Do you mean scaling?

    And also you mention "compiz"... It suggests you've been using some Ubuntu with Unity, 16.04 perhaps?
    Yes, scaling worked better in Unity but you can try the still experimental fractional scaling in the current Ubuntu with Gnome.

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    Re: How to zoom screen on Ubuntu 20.04?

    No I mean zooming the whole screen. Yeah, previously I'd used 14.04 which had Unity.

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    Re: How to zoom screen on Ubuntu 20.04?

    You can zoom by holding down super+alt and toggle + and - keys to the left of backspace.
    not on the number pad.
    You have to turn it on by super÷alt+8 key.

    I'd rather it be on just the super key and the up and down arrows like Compiz in knoppix.
    Also it zooms too fast.

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    Re: How to zoom screen on Ubuntu 20.04?

    Does pressing
    Ctrl+ several times
    result in your expectation?
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    Re: How to zoom screen on Ubuntu 20.04?

    Sorry, but that isn't my query. I know the keyboard shortcut for zooming. My problem is that hitting the zoom key means the screen is magnified by a factor of 2 at the very least. I want to be able to zoom in by a factor of 1.2 (this used to be the standard with Compiz)

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