GNOME Desktop

A modern, opinionated desktop environment, providing good visual consistency at the cost of resource usage

I have an interesting relationship with GNOME. On the one hand, I hate the increasing difficulty in theming it, and am annoyed that it takes a substantial amount of extensions to make my system look the way I want. That being said, it’s definitely the most modern-feeling Linux desktop out there, and brings a lot of things that can be essential on mobile systems, like touchpad gestures and touchscreen support.


Tips and Tricks

Enabling Fractional Scaling

To enable fractional scaling on GNOME under wayland, first enable the experimental fractional scaling feature by running:

gsettings set org.gnome.mutter experimental-features "['scale-monitor-framebuffer']"

Then, open Settings > Devices > Displays, and set the display scale.