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Old 02-22-2017, 04:11 AM   #1
gillsman
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Apps do not fit screen


I am introducing friends to the wonderful world of Linux & have installed Mint 18.1 xfce on a friend's computer but some of the apps, libreoffice for one appear a little to big for the screen and the close button top right can't be seen. It's a Dell monitor and the only button on it is the on/off this means there's no auto adjust or anything like that. I've tried different screen resolutions in settings but none are right. Hopefully someone will know what to do.
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:49 PM   #2
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Do you know what model the monitor is?

What screen resolutions have you tried?

When you say "too big", does the window overlap the top border, right border, all borders, or some other combination? Any chance of a photo?

Have you tried a live ISO of any other distro or any other flavour of Mint 18.1 to check if the problem persists?
 
Old 02-22-2017, 09:00 PM   #3
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I sometimes encounter this problem with I visit YouTube on Firefox. YouTube expands the Firefox window in strange and bizarre ways making it much wider than the monitor screen.

Here's a rough quick fix:

Using ALT-CLICK AND HOLD LEFT MOUSE BUTTON, move the application to one side so you can grad the edges/corner with the mouse, then resize the window to be smaller.
 
Old 02-23-2017, 04:12 AM   #4
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Yeah that worked thanks, would prefer a more permanent solution though.
 
  


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