Better Unity for HiDPI displays

PPA description

With Unity support pretty much being EOL'ed,
Canonical left it full of bugs for HiDPI display users.

Mainly 2 bugs were introduced since 16.10(Yakkety)'s release:
 - Scaling reset upon display wake
 - Weird fractional scaling

These commits were backported to 16.04 LTS as well.

This PPA has Unity with problematic commits reverted,
hence HiDPI behaviors should be identical to Ubuntu 16.10's.

Simply add, and run 'apt upgrade' to install Unity from this PPA.

Some tip regarding to 18.04:
If you install Unity + compiz on 18.04,
chances are you'll encounter shortcut issues with it.
Shortcuts such as "Launch terminal" and other media keys won't work.

Follow this thread for a workaround(and hopefully a real solution):
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-settings-daemon/+bug/1759462

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:arter97/unity to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:arter97/unity
sudo apt-get update
        
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

Display sources.list entries for:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/arter97/unity/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/arter97/unity/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
Signing key:
4096R/71D641738AA0BEA26DA949516BA7349C5FD45AE1 (What is this?)
Fingerprint:
71D641738AA0BEA26DA949516BA7349C5FD45AE1

For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Park Ju Hyung.

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unity 7.5.1+18.04.20180326~ubuntu18.04.1 Park Ju Hyung (2018-03-26)
unity 7.5.1+17.10.20180326~ubuntu17.10.1 Park Ju Hyung (2018-03-26)
unity 7.4.6+16.04.20180326~ubuntu16.04.1 Park Ju Hyung (2018-03-26)
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