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

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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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Gparted partition resize gone wrong - failed to read last sector

I have tried to resize (shrink) my NTFS partition so that I will be able to get more space for my ext4 Ubuntu's (12.04 64 bit) partition but after the partition has been resized I am unable to mount ...
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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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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 This ...
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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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Resize large images with mogrify (ImageMagick) but leave small images unaffected

Images can be resized using mogrify from the ImageMagick suite: `mogrify -resize 256x256 *.jpg` But this will resize images so that the largest dimension is 256px, including images that are smaller ...
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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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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 windows

One of my ubuntu machines, a netbook running Gnome classic on Ubuntu 12.04 (32bit), has a problem: I cannot resize windows. I can unmaximize them and remaximize them, and the resize icons do appear ...
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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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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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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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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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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 expand the ext4 primary partition size in a VMware Player virtual disk?

I have a VMware Player virtual machine setup, running Ubuntu 10.04 as the a guest OS. The VM was created on a 20GB virtual drive, with a single partition for working space. Finally I got to the point ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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How do I shrink the root logical volume (LV) on LVM?

I don’t need to actually shrink the MBR partition, just the logical volume that contains the root “/” filesystem. It’s ~200GB now, and I need to shrink it to ~150GB to make room for a new logical ...