Scale the 1024x768 laptop display to something more reasonable

My laptop has a 1024x768 px display, but most software and webpages these days assumes that you have larger screens, with base font sizes of 16px and up. That’s great, but it makes my laptop display very cramped. Luckily xrandr in Linux lets you scale your display by some factor. By experimenting a bit, i found that a factor of 1.2 gives me lots of more space on the screen, while everyting is still looks fine.