Sometimes there are scripts/apps that I just have to feature for the sheer ‘woaaah’ factor – and this is certainly one of them.
Newrez is a nautilus script that innocently lets you switch your screen resolution via a right click. It also, more notably, lets you set a screen resolution higher than your monitor default.
Using a netbook with a 1024×600 screen? Newrez can let you set a scaled 1280×800 – or higher - resolution.
Crazy times to be had, just don’t invoice me your Optometrist bill.
*Since posting gtk-apps.org has gone down (along with kde-apps, gnome-look, etc) In the mean time you can download the script @ ubuntuone.com/p/OUJ/