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

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How to resize windows exactly in XFCE?

I was wondering if, in XFCE (my laptop is older and Unity is slow) it is possible to resize windows to exact pixel amounts? e.g. Let's say I want a 501x504px window. Is this possible? Even if the ...
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Bigger space for ubuntu 11.10

I installed ubuntu 11.10 64bit along side windows. I gave it 19GB but now i'm running out of space. Is there any "easy" way to make it larger?
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How to resize a partition to the min-size via a script

I need to shrink my partition to min-size, like resize2fs -M /dev/sba6 but, it seems that resize2fs does not change the physical partition, just the structure of the filesystem. parted can resize ...
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TCP advertised window in Ubuntu 11.10

I want to increase TCP advertised window beyond 10 packets. I have tried tweaking most of the relevant parameters in /proc/sys/net/ like /proc/sys/net/core/rmem_max, /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_rmem I ...
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How to enable resize grips in Unity-2D?

How do you enable resize grips in Unity-2D (or any non-Compiz setup) for GTK 3? In Oneiric, you could add the following to ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css: * { -GtkWindow-resize-grip-default: true; } ...
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FFmpeg on Linux Video Size in Preset

Hi everyone I am trying to create a preset to encode my videos with ffmpeg through this file: #video options s=716x402 vcodec=libx264 minrate=900k maxrate=1100k bufsize=1500k vprofile=high level=4 ...
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screen needs to be shifted

My screen is shifted over to far to the right. It turns out there is a blank part on the left of the screen, and scroll bar cut off on the right. I cant find anything on my monitor for shifting it. So ...
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Is there a simple fix to get my launcher size slider bar back in Settings>Appearance?

My launcher icon size slider bar recently disappeared from the system settings since recent updates. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, but I am not comfortable editing files or anything like that, so I need ...
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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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Live DVD ignored when booting

I want to resize the / partition of a computer, and for this I need to use a Live disk. I've downloaded the ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso file from the Ubuntu website, and I burned it onto a regular ...
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How to delete Windows XP and integrate its partition to Ubuntu?

I currently have my machine partitioned with Windows 7 & XP; and since XP will soon no longer be officially supported I want to replace that partition with Ubuntu. However I also already have an ...
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Partitions appear larger than supposed to be

I've resized my C:// (Windows7) partition by 41GB, hence made it smaller and Merged the extra space with the other Data Partition I had. Now Ubuntu is 'seeing' both partitions as larger when compared ...
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Drive re-partitioning how do i add the unallocated space to dev sda2?

Here is what my drives look like: sda2 is a windows drive and sda6 is ubuntu. Not necessarily using gparted, what is the best way to extend sda2 so that is had the unallocated space added to it?
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Partition resize after ubuntu on windows8

I have got a weird problem and I ended up getting 3 partitions after installing ubuntu on windows 8. In sequence: 1. windows 8 - main partition 2. Grub - 1 MB 3. ubuntu - 38 GB + Swap (5 GB) 4. 20 GB ...
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resize non-adjacent partitions?

I have a dual boot with three main partitions, one each for Ubuntu, Windows, and my files. I want to make the one with Windows ("OS") a bit larger, which would have to be at the expense of the one ...
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How to reallocate space from /home to /root with encrypted partitions?

My computer is dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu (12.04). My ubuntu partition has an encrypted root and home. The trouble is that for a while the /root partition has been almost full (94% to 98%. I ...
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how to resize an encrypted logical volume?

I installed Ubuntu with encryption and LVM on my entire haddisk... Now I want to resize it. How do I do This... Following this link gave me errors on step 2 - How to resize a LVM partition? error ...
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Creating an Ubuntu live USB for use with Gparted

I've install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Windows 7 Dell laptop. Recently I discovered that I'm running out of space on my Ubuntu partition, and I would like to enlarge it. Is it safe to resize partitions ...
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Enlarging the right half of gnome-shell panel?

I have gnome-panel with various extensions installed. The right half is crammed so that many items are not displayed (I already removed volume, username, a11y, ...). Is there a way to make the items ...
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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 disable manual window resizing?

How can I disable manual window resizing (by grabbing the edge of the window or otherwise) for one specific window? CCSM seems to only have rules for setting window sizes, not this.
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How do I resize various dialogue boxes that ask for passwords, user inputs etc?

Here is a screen-shot of what I want to resize. On Ubuntu 11.10, this kind of dialogue were little short by length. That looked good. Is there a way to do so by digging in the system files or by ...
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Problem with the allocated partition memory

I installed ubuntu 12.04 using wubi on to a 60GB partition. I installed Qt sources, which are a couple of GB in size, but once I start commpiling it started complaining about lack of memory. I ...
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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 add rows (so to have multi rows) bottom panel in gnome-session-flashback in ubuntu 14.04 32bit?

I'm experiencing Ubuntu 14.04LTS 32bit with gnome-session-flashback very, very useful for me! Just I need to double rows in bottom panel 'cause I use a lot of opened windows/apps but I really I don't ...
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How to resize Lubuntu partition

I did read about resizing partition with gparted but it doesn't work for me... I have Windowns 7 on a primary partition and lubuntu on extended, I mean on extended I have 'root' partion and 'swap'. ...
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Sync and image resize

I'm looking for a soloution to my slightly ususual problem. I have two folders, folder A and folder B. Folder A contains a directory structure of photo albums. Photos are regularly added/removed and ...
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A pre-13.04 program/script/window-manager used to let me resize windows by triple touching a window

In a previous Ubuntu installation, there was a cool feature that let me use a three-finger touch to change the size of the active window. I don't remember the version of Ubuntu or the name of the ...
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How do I fix a problem with VLC that started after a window resize?

Today I had some windows open in workspace 1 and in the workspace below it I had VLC open. When I clicked on the VLC sidebar icon when I was in workspace 1 the window moved up to workspace 1, but it ...
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Error creating the child process, partition resize, Mounting and running without error msg

So I use Furiousmount to help me out with the mounting since when I tried to mount thru terminal I had some complications. So back to the things I need help with. I get the error message. (shown on ...
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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 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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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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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, ...
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Resize Ubuntu File System Partition from Windows NTFS drive (dual boot)

I Have dual Boot OS, Ubuntu and Windows. I want to resize the Ubuntu file system partition that I take from Windows NTFS Partition Here The Harddrive: Windows: C:\ = 50 GB D:\ = 230 GB ...
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Dragging and resizing shortcuts in XFCE

I use Xubuntu 12.04, and since I am on a laptop, I try to save on screen estate by using a minimalistic window theme I found here : http://kira28.deviantart.com/art/Xfwm4-theme-TillSummer-366057630 ...
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Ubuntu Gtkmm 3 window resize

I have a window and this is it's size: window->set_default_size(600, 400); The problem is when i set this: window->set_resizable(false); The window will shrink. Look in picture: below ...
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Resizing Ubuntu 13.10 partitions

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 to this device ( picture below ) , and it has the following partitions on the picture below, i can't resize the extended partition, i want to create a NTFS partition on same ...
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Resize my root partition

I have the following partitions shown in gparted. It is not showing the partition in which ubuntu is installed as root. How can I resize my root partition by shrinking the 440gb partition to ...
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Wacom Bamboo CTL-470 issues - Ubuntu 13.10

I have having a few issues with my Wacom Bamboo CTL-470 on Ubuntu 13.10. Every time I power on it tell's me that the offical drivers are not installed so the device may not function properly. It gave ...
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How to change default icon size in Chrome and other apps?

I would like to make the default icon size at the top of Chrome (and other apps), and the default zoomed-in-ness, larger for my aging eyes? Can i ask how to do it? And thanks
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How to resize my window to normal full screen again?

I want be able to restore the window size to full screen. I'm only seeing minimized window when being on Internet. What am I to do ? The usual F11 control button doesn't do the job and I'm quite ...