Questions relating to the resizing of application windows. For questions about resizing partitions please use the partitioning tag.

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Resizing with imagemagick error message

I am experiencing one particular problem using imagemagick: Everytime I try to resize a certain .png or .jpg by typing the simplest command convert bbb.png -resize 200×200! bbb.png I get this: ...
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Can't Change 100+ Size System Font

I accidentally changed the font size in system settings to over 100. Now when I log into my account, every text in menus is over 100, making everything ginormous. This makes going back to the system ...
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Resize space but i am getting following error [on hold]

[root@localhost ~]# sudo dd if=/dev/zero bs=1MiB of=/host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk conv=notrunc oflag=append count=2048 dd: opening `/host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk': No such file or directory
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Resize ext4 Partition to >2TB without data loss

Is it possible to resize an ext4 partition to >2TB without data loss? I added 1TB disk from a RAID 5 Hardware RAID (from 2TB usable to 3TB usable) fdisk command output: Disk /dev/sdb: 3000.5 GB, ...
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lvm reporting wrong size after gparted expansion - Ubuntu 14.01

After realizing I had under-allocated space on a hyper-v vm for this unbuntu install, I expanded the partition in hyper-v and then used gparted to expand the lmv and boot partitions. However, after ...
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Problem with partioning my drive [Ubuntu 14.04]

I am only running ubuntu 14.04 on my system. I am trying to partition my drive using Gparted but it does't allow me to resize my drive. Here is what I did: Run Gparted Select my current partition. ...
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How do I resize the desktop icons in Ubuntu 15.04

How do I resize the desktop icons in Ubuntu 15.04? I ran /usr/bin/nautilus in terminal Nautilus did not open. The icon size changed when I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 15.04, and I wish to ...
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Can't add space to my Ubuntu partition

I have free space on the disk but I can't add that space to the ubuntu partition, gparted doesn't let me resize the ubuntu partition at all. I'm running the livecd 14.04 LTS, my ubuntu version is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox, can't install virtualbox-guest-x11

I installed virtualbox-guest-dkms and virtualbox-guest-utils OK.I then tried to install virtualbox-guest-x11, & got a message that the package could not be installed due to unmet dependencies, ...
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Spotify window size problem

I installed Spotify client on Xubuntu 14.04. What is pretty annoying is that I am not able to fullscreen the window (even when running as sudo - no errors in terminal generated). It also doesn't ...
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Problem With Resizing Window In Ubuntu with different system language

My newly installed OS is Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 64bit (default system language is Deutsch). In the previous version I was using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in English as default system language, and newly installed ...
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Time it takes to resize /dev/loop0 and increase space

I followed the steps in resize /dev/loop0 and increase space to resize my /dev/loop0. I gave the command: sudo dd if=/dev/zero bs=1MiB of=/path/to/file conv=notrunc oflag=append count=100000 ...
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partition resize problem gparted

I know that there are a ton of questions relating to that subject, but after reading a lot of them, I believe that I have another problem. First, let me tell you my story :) I have an ASUS laptop ...
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how can i resize and partition thepart in hard disk where the system setup?

i erased my hard disk by wrong during setup ubuntu 14.04 and it put all my hard disk in dev/sda1 (463.88 GB)( and my system(ubuntu) also setup in dev/sda1) and the other space in swap i tried to use ...
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Terminal Short-cut ctrl + alt + T, 2 terminals, different size

In Ubuntu, you can change the default size of the terminal using (edit>profile preferences) to change the size. How can you use the shortcut for bringing up terminal ctrl+alt+T to create two terminals ...
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Gparted can't resize Ubuntu partition [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu with Windows. Before installing, I shrunk the space for Ubuntu. Now I have 3.7GB free in my Ubuntu home.That's not enough for me. So I shrunk my NTFS partition, it's now ...
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How to get “xdotool windowsize” to resize a window across two monitors

I have two monitors side-by-side. I can manually resize a window to span across the two monitors. However, I am not able to automate this action using "xdotool". It appears that I can resize the ...
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How can I stop the sides of Unity windows from behaving like corners when I'm resizing with a mouse?

Sometimes, my desktop will get into a state such that when I click on a side (including bottom or top) of a window to resize it, then, in addition to being able to resize that edge (perpendicular to ...
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Unity: How to hide window contents when dragging/resizing?

Is it possible to hide window-contents when dragging/resizing under Unity? I've just fired up 14.04 in a VirtualBox instance and moving windows is very very laggy. Is there a way to hide window ...
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GParted stuck, details say resize was successful

I'm trying to resize the NTFS partition on an internal hard drive (not a drive that has an operating system installed, just extra storage). The Details say 'successfully resized NTFS on device ...
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Resizing a terminal session changes font size, not just the session window

I am making a TELNET connection to a server which resizes the terminal window from 80 to 132 wide then back and forth. Currently I just leave the font small enough so that when it resizes to 132 it ...
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Can I set a keybinding to resize a window to half its size, in a chosen direction?

Using Ubuntu 14.04, I'm looking into getting a 40" 4k display and have found how to resize windows down to quarter sections of the screen, but I would like the ability to further resize them down if ...
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Lock size of specified windows

Is it possible to lock the size of a window so that it cannot be resized? I am aware of methods of setting specific programs to have their windows open at specific size and/or position but I am in ...
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expanding filesystem

I`m totaly newb in Linux-like systems. Can u help me expand filesystem? Ubuntu server is hosted on Xen. I have some additional space in hypervisor but do not know how to do resize in the system. ...
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Not enough free disk space when trying to update 14.04 [duplicate]

/boot only has 243 MB of space with 180MB used (according to GParted) I'm trying to install updates, but i need another 24.9MB freed. I want to resize /boot to give it an extra GB (or so) so i can ...
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how to increse the size of partitions on ubuntu via command line [duplicate]

We have a FOG server running on Ubuntu Linux but unfortunately we realized that we need to increase the size of every partition(root, home, boot ...) on this system due to need to more space for FOG ...
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Can I create a new partition my hard drive after installing Ubuntu?

I recently installed Ubuntu on a new hard drive. I did not perform any partitions during installation. After the installation and upgrade, I tried to partition the drive in which ubuntu was ...
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Free space lost after shrinking using “resize2fs /dev/sdc2 52G”?

after executing resize2fs to shrink the partition /dev/sdc2 where the free space went to ? 1st image:- I executed "fdisk -l /dev/sdc" and "e2fsck -f /dev/sdc2". From fdisk I have (138233924 - ...
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Firefox randomly not reacting

sometimes on my Ubuntu 14.10 machine Firefox 33 hangs. This means that although performing clicks or keyboard shortcuts the window content doesn't change. When I resize the window, everything is fine ...
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linux clone encrypted drive to smaller drive

I want to upgrade my laptop's drive with more speed, so I want to clone my current harddisk to an ssd. Unfortunately they're not the same size. I already found this question, but I'm unhappy with the ...
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Rezising Linux Partition which contains the ubuntu OS in 14.04 LTS

I was trying to extend my / partition using ubuntu live cd after installation done before 6 months. For installing a software i needed 9GB more space in my root partition. The size of the root ...
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Rename and Resize Photos Script

I want to have an automated script run every day, it renames my photos to creation date and location, something like this 2014-09-Paris-001.jpg 2014-09-Paris-002.jpg etcetera and then resize a copy ...
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Why can't I resize a dynamic VDI with modifyhd command?

I see here How do I increase the hard disk size of the virtual machine. It should work with a command like VBoxManage modifyhd xp.vdi --resize 2000 When the VDI has a fixed size you can get this ...
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auto resize guest display grayed out under virtualbox

cannot select "auto resize guest display" or Host-G, because it is grayed out; as a result my ubuntu GUI screen running under VirtualBox does not show the whole page. For example, if I select system ...
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How to reset scale menu size back to default?

Accidentally I set the scale menu size to 6. This resulted to both menu and bar occupy half of my screen. I tried to restore it but the window of the settings cannot be re sized, so, it's not possible ...
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ubuntu 14.04 : can't move chrome window

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, and installed Google Chrome. My problem comes from the fact that I can't move the chrome window on my second screen or even on the "current" screen. I'm ...
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resize partion ubuntu 14.04

I have a dual booting laptop with Win7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 14.04 I need to resize the Ubuntu partition, but I prefer not to re install the whole thing. Is it possible? How?
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Why is my window resizing in the wrong direction?

Somehow, I've screwed up window resizing in Ubuntu (14.04). When I grab the top, right or left edge of a window with my mouse, everything works fine. But when I grab the bottom of the window, then ...
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Resizing second drive partition

I have struggled with my problem for days, and have tried to find different kind of solutions, but now I decided to ask. My primary problem is too small sda1 partition which is 243M and 100% full. ...
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Resize boot Partition / Defragment Boot Partition [duplicate]

How can I resize boot partition, when I try to do it as we do for non-boot partition, it wo't lemme do it. I want to install Windows 7, but in bios, it shows I have zero Mb as free space. So, I think ...
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How to turn off window refreshing during resizing

I have noticed that ever since upgrade to 14.04, when working with R, resizing a window triggers thousands of redrawing requests. This is able to kill off my session completely if the redrawing takes ...
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Terminator automatically resizing

I'm not sure if this is an Ubuntu thing or a Terminator thing, but every time I launch terminator, it seems to resize to a different size every time. Sometimes it shrinks a little, and some time a ...
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How do I fix a resized to bigger space Gparted partition to show my data?

OK so I recently got a hard drive and have been using it alot lately. I was trying to re-size it (with data on it) to take up the free space I had just made by deleting some partitions with a bunch of ...
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how to resize the screen image of my graphic card

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I need to configure de screen size, my graphic card is an EVGA GTX550Ti, in order to fit the screen, is not fitting
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Move unallocated space so it can be assigned to an existing partition

I have an issue that I cannot seem to solve, please see the following screenshot: The circles represent the key symbols which aren't removed even during live session from a bootable USB of Xubuntu. ...
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Ubuntu Unity corner resizing pointer hard to get to display

It seems that a very meticulous hand is needed to get the corner-shaped pointer to display at the corner of a window in order that the window can be re-sized. Is there anyway to make this more likely ...
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move/resize xfce4-terminal by command line

How do I move/resize xfce4-terminal by command line The problem is that the command echo -ne '\e[3;0;0t' does not re-position my xfce4-terminal and has no apparent affect. man xfce4-terminal and ...
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how to partiion with g parted

hello I have five 2tb hard drives and I would like to make the computer with Ubuntu read all 10 like right now it just shows the one 2tb that has Ubuntu installed on it all the others are their their ...
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Resize earlier boot partition

I installed Win7 as a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 "Just in case" I ever needed a Windows program that just couldn't be emulated, but I haven't really run into the problem yet. Instead, I'd like to ...
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Partition Resizing to Add Windows 7

when I got Ubuntu, I accidentally formatted Windows 8 and now I only have Ubuntu. I was able to obtain a windows 7 ISO, and I would like to put that in. I have installed the ISO into my flash drive, ...