Ath, both Photoshop and Chrome have the same elegant solution for most of the problems you mention...
I'm afraid that's a matter of taste, and that's not mine
The discussion on the lack of pixels in height of monitors is a whole different one, and would have been easily solved if you had gotten the U2711 model
(2560x1440 with 0,233 mm pixels)
I bought an Iiyama E2607WS with 1920x1200 resolution a year ago, and it works for me, but I'm still searching for a monitor with at least a 3840x2160 resolution (16:9) and 0,30 mm pixel size (without seams, else 4 panels of 1920*1080 would do)