Newrez is a Nautilus script that not only makes it easy to change screen resolution on the fly, it lets you specify a resolution higher than your display's physical dimensions! This means that a netbook with a screen that's 1024x600 can display a scaled 1280x800 or higher (limited only by your eyesight :-)
You are not constrained to "standard" resolutions. If 1280 seems too small, try something else. For example, "1111" will cause the script to set the resolution (at least on my netbook) to 1105x648.
Just run the script. Your display's default resolution and current setting are shown. Choose a new horizontal size. The rest is automatic and the aspect ratio is retained. Glxgears shows the same performance when running a large scaled display.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· 0.9 is a rewrite, and avoids the problems of a confined mouse by defining new resolutions to the VGA output, then scaling for display on the LCD. It's been tested in gnome2 and gnome3 as well as the MATE and Cinnamon desktops.