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14.04 cannot find the top bar with the X and minimize and maximize

I think this is XFCE not Unity and I have tried checking and unchecking different Windows things in Compiz Config Settings. The other problem is the terminal pops up when I boot up. The last ...
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ubuntu system partition is running out of space and the swap partition is 16GB

This is the output of lsblk on my server: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 64G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Unable to resize mouse pointer

I come to you for a help figuring out hot to resize a mouse pointer on the OS for a disabled family member who is unable to see very well. The OS: 64-but Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Desktop It's a default ...
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How to resize Android Sutdio using wmctrl?

wmctrl works for other windows, but for android studio, it doesn't work for me. Upon investigation, I found the tile of the window as seen by window.get_active_title() is, FocusProxy. I tried the ...
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How to resize /usr and /root directories on Ubuntu via terminal?

The way to resize via terminal on Ubuntu, is little complicate. So, would like to learn which are these commands for resizing this directories (/usr & /root) and how to do it.
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How to change sound indicator player's icons size

Where can I change the size of icons in the portion of volume control? view screenshot
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How should I do to resize a partition taking free space from ntfs partition?

I've the following partition scheme (I know this may cause vomit, nausea, etc. but we can discuss this in another question) I must increase the size of the "/" partition (highlighted in the picture ...
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I have only 9.54 GB root , I don't have space anymore. So I freed 15 GB disk in order to extend my root partition with it. But now unable to extend

I want to allocate 15 gb free space to /dev/sda6. Can it be done without moving or any damage to system/data?
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Accidentally scaled everything 12x, now whenever I click on terminal and type in enlarged view it logs me out

Basically, every time I log in to my computer the UI is MASSIVE (15 inch display), and so I figured I could just open terminal and reset the setting, right? Well every time I click or type with ...
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Fix root partition after resize

My only hard drive has 9 partitions. Inside the extended one, Ubuntu used to be in sda8. I decided to delete a data partition and resize Ubuntu to make it bigger. I used a live USB to resize the root ...
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Why can't I resize a partition? [duplicate]

I know there are many questions about this, but none of them worked out for me. I need to enlarge /home with the space of the "sin asignar" partition. Everyone says i just got to press ...
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How to resize the disk partition [duplicate]

Hello I have next to no disk space and I can't resize the partition because it can't be unmounted. It's mounted on '/' . The message says that maybe other partitions are mounted to that location
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How to delete all partitions and make fresh partitions including Swap, root, home directories?

I am new to Ubuntu. I want to delete all partitions except /dev/sda2. Active Partitions on my Ubuntu: I find difficult to re-size. I need to make new partitions for: Root 100GB Swap 6GB Home ...
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ubuntu VM crashing after resizing

I am using VirtualBox and I resized my disk using this command, following this post VBoxManage modifyhd YOUR_HARD_DISK.vdi --resize SIZE_IN_MB Now, when I start the VM, I get a black screen. How ...
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Enlarging luks partition

I'm getting new SSD disk soon and want to dd my old disk to new one. My disk is fully encrypted and using LVM. My new disk will be twice ad big as I have now. I was wondering how to use remaining ...
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Change size of my partition

I would like to change the size of my ubuntu partition /dev/sda8. I am in this configuration: Unhappily, I can not manually use the unallocated memory of 56 GB. Hence I have two questions : why? And ...
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How to expand root partition?

I tried some solutions and I saw it didn't work for me. I think I had another problem. Can someone show me how to expand it? My system is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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resizing windows for high-def screens

I'm setting up 12.04 LTS on a Chromebook Pixel. Things like fonts and windows tend to be too small because of the high definition screen. I don't know where to look in order to make the window for ...
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Windows displaced from right side when opening

When i click and drag a window to the right, it resizes to fill the right half of my screen, as expected. However when i close and reopen the window, it's the same size as before , i.e. half the ...
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Enlarge disk partition after cloning [duplicate]

I have SSD disk 30GB with Ubuntu installation. It is too small, because I have there some servers and projects. Currently, there is about 800MB free space. I already bought new SSD disk with 120GB. I ...
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Video does not resize and remains on top: VLC and Skype and other programs

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 on an Asus UX305. When I open a video I can't resize it, and it flickers blue when I resize it. I show the problem here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBL2BAU8Vyk I have ...
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Can I resize or join these partitions to only two or three partitions?

Can I rearrange these partitions? I want only a few; only one or two. I am very new to Ubuntu and almost know nothing about it. I will be highly thankful to you.
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How to adjust cursor size in Ubuntu/Chromium?

How to adjust cursor size in the Ubuntu/Chromium? I have installed this on an aging Acer One netbook. I had replaced the original Windows XP with Ubuntu 14 but due to the size of this little ...
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Scale down image such that it fills a square of 100x100

I want to create thumbnails for all images of a folder. I also want the images to fit in a square of 100x100 pixels. So after scaling the images down, while the smaller side needs to be 100 pixels, ...
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Replicating Windows' Super + Arrow shortcuts for resizing windows

So first, I'm sorry for trying to make Unity more like Windows, but as a long time Linux user that needed to move to Windows for work, but am now able to move back... I want this functionality so bad. ...
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Stopping edge resize on click

Ubuntu resizes a window with a single mouse click on the edge. I would really like to stop this behavior, how do I do it?
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How do I extend mint root partition using a previous un allocated size?

I want to extend sda5 using sda8 with out losing any data.
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Resizing /-partition & /run/shm-partition

My server disk space allocation is as below -- 12GB for / -- 15GB for /dev -- 15GB for /run/shm Is there any way that I can allocate 2GB for /run/shm and add 13GB to / making it from 12GB to 25GB? ...
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pictures size in foot or inch format

I have many pictures, I'm going to resize them all together from command line in foot unit (or if it's not possible in inch unit). I know there are GUI apps can do this but it works only one by one ...
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xdotool set window to specific size and location based on percentage

I usually use 2 monitors and switch (based on location) to monitors with different resolutions. I also quickstart a lot of stuff that I need on several workspaces with a single shortcut key (lot of ...
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Unable to resize external NTFS HDD

I have unmounted but it is not able to decrease the size of NTFS partition. The partition size is fixed. Why am I not able to change/decrease the current partition size ?
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I want to allocate 100GB for a new partition

Currently my directory structure is as follows, with an encrypted home drive: Filesystem Type 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 ext4 472429848 6415860 ...
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I can't start ubuntu 14.04

Please help me with what are the steps to recover my system at the 100% of power. I suspect that I need to resize the boot partition, but I do not have experience to do it. Paste from boot-repair at ...
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change the size of ttys [duplicate]

Is there any way so I can change the height and width of tty consoles? As you know they are fixed size and I want to run a program on them which is bigger than their size. Thanks in advances.
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creating split view windows on Ubuntu

Like on windows i press windows symbol key with left or right arrow to create spilt windows of equal sizes, how do i do that with Ubuntu? I use Ubuntu 15.04
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Cannot resize disk using GParted [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu on my ASUS x550l. I have done everything with the OS setup, now I want to resize my disk but I can't do it by using GParted. How can I resize my disk?
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How to increase size of /boot partition using gparted

please help me here i am always getting messages saying no free space available in boot partition. output of ls -alh /boot total 79M drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 1.0K Sep 7 20:53 . drwxr-xr-x 23 root ...
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How can I resize physical volume with more than one logical volume

I want to resize a physical volume from 929,51gb to 800gb. In the physcial volume I have: root@oracle:~# pvs PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree /dev/sdc2 vg_root lvm2 a-- 929,51g ...
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How to resize & create exfat partitions on SDCARD

I have an external 64Gb SDCard which I formate to exfat (default) in my smartphone, but I want to reformat it to create 4 x 16Gb exfat partitions using my PC. Gparted and KDE Partition Manager do not ...
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Convert batch pictures in command line

I would like to convert in konsole a great number of picture. I need pictures resized in order to achieve a video. I can do it for one picture, I am satisfied with this command : convert ...
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Can I make icons smaller on a bq Aquaris e5 Ubuntu Edition?

It's all on the title 😉 But I need more characters...
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How to resize this ubuntu partition?

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. My Ubuntu partition (/sda7) is filling up and thus I want to increase the size of that partition. Can someone please explain how do I do this without ...
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Terminal window scales minimum on its own

Since the latest update of Ubuntu i.e. 15.04 Vivid Vervet, when I start my terminal and try to resize or scale using mouse, it snaps into minimum of its size. For instance, this is the default size I ...
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how to change ubuntu 15.04 lightdm greeter wallpaper size?

i was wondering if i can change the size of the background i have selected in lightdm.conf after installing lightdm-gtk-greeter sudo apt-get install lightdm-gtk-greeter then editing the ...
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How can I increase size of boot partition, if I have an encrypted home partition?

Installed Ubuntu as a first-time user about two months ago. Has been working great until two weeks ago, when updates would no longer install due to not enough room on the boot disk. I did the "sudo ...
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How do I resize root partition

I need to resize root as there is not enough space left in the partition. At present I am not able to install new package nor update ubuntu. I tried sudo apt-get clean and emptying trash but it does ...
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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 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, ...