There are some options when battling this. You can open up the Tweak Tool and fiddle with Window and Font scaling factors.
What I do is leave the defaults and use this little trick I have found on the Arch Wiki.
Will paste the commands below:
If anyone has other ideas on how to set up scaling nicely let me know.
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# First scale Gnome up to the minimum size which is too big. # Usually "2" is already too big, but if "2" is still small for you, try "3", etc. gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface scaling-factor 2 # Now start scaling down by setting zoom-out factor with xrandr. # First get the output name: xrandr | grep -v disconnected | grep connected | cut -d' ' -f1 # eDP1 # # Use this value to specify --output further on. # If you have two or more screens you can set their scale independently. # Now, to zoom-out 1.2 times, run the following: xrandr --output eDP1 --scale 1.2x1.2 # If the UI is still too big, increase the scale: xrandr --output eDP1 --scale 1.25x1.25 # If UI becomes too small, decrease the scale factor a bit. # Repeat until you find a value which works best for your screen and your eyes. # Finally, you need to allow the mouse to navigate the whole screen. # To do this you need to get the current scaled resolution: xrandr | grep eDP1 # eDP1 connected primary 2304x1296+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 239mm x 134mm # # Now use the acquired resolution value to set correct panning: xrandr --output eDP1 --panning 2304x1296