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Old 03-20-2015, 06:09 PM   #1
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enlarged desktop and internet browser


OK, this is probably something really basic, but my power went out for a minute yesterday. Later when I turned the computer back on, my desktop was enlarged and so is internet browser, and the resolution is bad (like if I use google maps). It's been like that ever since when I turn it on. This used to happen on my Windows XP when it would start up in safe mode. I went onto display settings and readjusted the size of the tool bar, but the screen and file icons and internet are still enlarged. Anyone know what I'm talking about, or what to do? It also says "display unknown" when I check the settings. Thanks.
 
Old 03-20-2015, 06:29 PM   #2
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Try

xrandr

in terminal

Code:
$ xrandr
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768
default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm
   1024x768      61.00* 
   800x600       61.00  
   720x576        0.00  
   720x480        0.00  
   640x480       60.00
What distro version and desktop are you running also.
 
Old 03-20-2015, 06:49 PM   #3
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What is the output of:
Code:
xdpyinfo|grep dots
 
Old 03-20-2015, 07:24 PM   #4
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This is what I got:

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 32767 x 32767
VGA1 connected primary 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
1024x768 60.0*
800x600 60.3 56.2
848x480 60.0
640x480 59.9
VIRTUAL1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

Also I have Ubuntu 14.04. Does that answer your question?

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Old 03-20-2015, 07:25 PM   #5
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And this is what I got for dots:

resolution: 96x96 dots per inch
 
Old 03-20-2015, 09:00 PM   #6
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So what is your laptop or monitor make and model?
 
Old 03-20-2015, 10:07 PM   #7
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My monitor is an acer tco 03 I think.
 
Old 03-20-2015, 10:32 PM   #8
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According to the manual for that monitor, 1024x768 is the maximum resolution and your DPI is set correctly.
http://www.manualslib.com/manual/102...?page=9#manual

Perhaps a screenshot would be helpful to show us exactly what is wrong.

Either upload an attachment or post a thumbnail link (postimage.org is good for this).
 
Old 03-21-2015, 11:42 AM   #9
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Click image for larger version

Name:	Screenshot from 2015-03-21 08:22:21.jpg
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ID:	17848

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ID:	17849

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ID:	17850

About the Attachments:

1. You can see how my files on the right and bottom got cut off. I can drag them back, but I left them as an example of how my screen enlarged and they are hanging out of the window.

2. The Google search bar used to be a quarter that size when it opened. And all my tabs are larger.

3. Every tab I open, it doesn't fit the page. I have to scroll left and right to read it all.

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