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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
327 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
406 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
474 views

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; } ...
1
vote
1answer
65 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
42 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
69 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
234 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
315 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
139 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
399 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
145 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
512 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
571 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
79 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
100 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
476 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
427 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
397 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
40 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
132 views

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.
2
votes
0answers
69 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
267 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
42 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
151 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
307 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
64 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
153 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

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.
0
votes
0answers
43 views

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? ...
0
votes
0answers
123 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

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 ?
0
votes
0answers
702 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
75 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
309 views

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, ...