Sane Ubuntu UI scaling part 2# 04 Dec 2019 by Sean
Recently I posted about getting fractional scale factors for GNOME 3 on Ubuntu. I’ve since abandoned GNOME in favor of Mate because GNOME was crashing on me on a default install, and could be quite slow at times when loading large resources. Mate has neither of these problems, and as an added bonus, scales in a reasonable way out of the box.
Mate looks a little older than GNOME, and is nowhere near as flashy… but honestly, considering I spend most of my time in a terminal, that’s fine. Also, despite less flash being present, I’m finding I have more and more useful information in the default desktop setup, presented unobtrusively, which makes life generally easier.
So Mate for the win.