LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-03-2017, 03:47 AM   #1
jazzo
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2012
Posts: 270

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
accidentally changed the zoom leve


Hi guys, something rather embarrasing has happened to me this morning. I have an asus zen book, pretty small, with ubuntu running on it. In screen display I've accidentally changed the zoom level (can't remember exactly how it's called, it's an option under screendisplay which allows you you imcrement/decrement the zoom), and currently it's set to the maximum, which means that now I can't get back to it as it's too big to be displayed on the screen. I tried to tab through it but it's not having it, resize the page but no joy, so now I'm stuck with a zoome level which doesn't allow me to use the laptop. Is there anything you suggest to get back to a normal level (it was about 2.5 before I changed it?)
 
Old 11-03-2017, 04:28 AM   #2
Shadow_7
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: debian
Posts: 3,911
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 829Reputation: 829Reputation: 829Reputation: 829Reputation: 829Reputation: 829Reputation: 829
There's probably something in $HOME/.????? that you can delete (or edit) to reset things to defaults. Otherwise use a non-high DPI de/wm which doesn't have a zoom feature. Control+Alt+F# to get to a console to rm the .conf type files in $HOME/ aka ~/. Or use a standard M$ methodology of nuke and pave. Where there's a will, there's a way.
 
Old 11-03-2017, 07:16 AM   #3
Soadyheid
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2010
Location: Near Edinburgh, Scotland
Distribution: Cinnamon Mint 17.3 (Netbook) and 18.3 (Desktop)
Posts: 1,419

Rep: Reputation: 338Reputation: 338Reputation: 338Reputation: 338
As I understand your problem, you can't get to the button to change the zoom as it's off the screen?

You should be able to move the display window using <alt> left-mouse-button (the cursor turns into a hand!) Just move it till the zoom button is visible then reconfigure!

Sorted!

Play Bonny!

 
Old 11-03-2017, 03:46 PM   #4
jazzo
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2012
Posts: 270

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Soadyheid, no that didn't work either, the window would move down but not up, constrained by the menu bar at the top. Anyway, eventually I found this
Code:
dconf reset /com/ubuntu/user-interface/scale-factor
on this post https://askubuntu.com/questions/5825...-terminal-only. Life saver.
 
Old 11-04-2017, 04:03 AM   #5
ondoho
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Dec 2013
Posts: 12,304
Blog Entries: 9

Rep: Reputation: 3309Reputation: 3309Reputation: 3309Reputation: 3309Reputation: 3309Reputation: 3309Reputation: 3309Reputation: 3309Reputation: 3309Reputation: 3309Reputation: 3309
please mark your thread solved.
others will benefit.
 
Old 11-04-2017, 03:55 PM   #6
Soadyheid
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2010
Location: Near Edinburgh, Scotland
Distribution: Cinnamon Mint 17.3 (Netbook) and 18.3 (Desktop)
Posts: 1,419

Rep: Reputation: 338Reputation: 338Reputation: 338Reputation: 338
Quote:
Soadyheid, no that didn't work either, the window would move down but not up, constrained by the menu bar at the top. Anyway, eventually I found this
Strange? If I open a terminal window (I'm running Mint 18.2 Cinnamon) I can use <alt> left-mouse-button to grab the window in the middle and can move it off the bottom of the screen. It will also move off the top though there does seem to be some resistance before the menu bar moves off the top. It's been very useful to access "missing" buttons at the bottom of windows for my eEEPC netbook which is a bit limited in screen space.

Anyway... You got a fix, well done!

Play Bonny!

 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] accidentally changed the right-click menu, can't get it back now Cultist Slackware 3 11-10-2011 11:03 AM
/etc/inittab - accidentally changed runlevel to 0 (halt) fjkum Linux - Newbie 5 05-11-2011 04:39 AM
Accidentally changed the permissions of /proc/, help restoring them please Th3James Linux - General 5 01-24-2006 03:24 AM
accidentally changed permissions on home folder Cinematography Linux - General 7 05-15-2005 04:32 AM
changed root's shell accidentally frankie_DJ Linux - Newbie 7 09-19-2004 11:28 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:31 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration