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Old 02-13-2009, 05:20 PM   #1
spn
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Unhappy 'Monitor Resolution Settings' window too large !!


Hello Linux People!

To say I am a Newbie is an understatement, I installed my first linux distro (ubuntu) today !!!

The problem I am having is with the monitor resolution settings window.I cannot see the 'APPLY' button because it is below the bottom of my screen. I moved the top and bottom task panes but this didn't help. I can only seem to resize the window width not the height. at the moment the res is set at 640x480 but i need to change it to 800x600 (or at least I think that will improve things!)
I also swapped my 15" lcd monitor for a 19" lcd monitor to give more room on screen (obviously, as you can tell, I am a complete novice!!)
Is there some way of either adjusting the window size or changing the res some other way ?

If anyone could help I would appreciate it if explanations where in simpletons terms!!!
Thanks
 
Old 02-13-2009, 05:40 PM   #2
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Usually, in X, you can use Alt+Left-Drag to move an entire window, which should allow you to expose the concealed area.
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Old 02-14-2009, 05:45 AM   #3
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Thank you theNbomr

Alt and left drag worked !
 
  


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