Font or windows scaling changed between 15.10 and 16.04


After update from 15.10 to 16.04 it seems that some scaling was changed, so fonts in 16.04 looks smaller (see attached screenshots). Do you know which settings is responsible for that?


15.10

16.04

---------------Answer---------------

I've solved this by downgrading libfreetype6:

  1. Download i386 and amd64 lib packages for wily (links in the bottom of a page libfreetype6_2.5.2-4ubuntu2_amd64.deb (304.7 KiB)).
  2. Open terminal, run sudo dpkg -i libfree*
  3. Prevent auto-upgrade sudo apt-mark hold libfreetype6

As another workaround you may set monospace font in ~/.fonts.conf:

<fontconfig>
  <match target="pattern">
    <test qual="any" name="family">
      <string>monospace</string>
    </test>
    <edit name="family" mode="assign">
      <string>Liberation Mono</string>
    </edit>
    <edit name="pixelsize" mode="assign">
        <times><name>pixelsize</name>, <double>1.08</double></times>
    </edit>
  </match>
</fontconfig>
---------------Answer---------------

Control in Settings->Displays that the scaling factor is the same that in 15.10, otherwise you can change it with the selector (I use it to enlarge all beacuse i have 4K monitor)


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