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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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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SSH terminal resizing not working - rackspace cloud server

It appears that rackspace cloud ubuntu servers that you ssh into do not auto resize the column count when you use gnome-terminal. They are fixed at whatever size you connect at. However, you do not ...
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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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How to resize byobu in Ubuntu 12.10?

I was a happy user of byobu for many months. I was running it between two Ubuntu 11.10 machines and I never had a problem with window sizes. From my laptop I would connect through ssh to my ...
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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 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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reducing file size of animated gif

After converting 4 *.mov files to 4 *.mp4 files, then to animated gif online, the file sizes range from 22mb to 50mb; to insert them into a power point is useless if it takes a half hour to load each ...
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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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Expanding an encrypted xfs volume - Amazon EBS

I am working on expanding a currently attached volume to one of my Ubuntu Amazon AWS servers, but I am having some problems. I already created a new volume from a snapshot, then attached the newly ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu not showing correct size of partition after resizing with gparted

I have increased the root partition with gparted. The operation was successful, the root has the correct size but the problem is with the shrinked partition, file manager shows the old size (the one ...
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Auto-adjusting the guest display on VirtualBox 4.2.16

I've got a 13.04 guest running under OS X, and have been having trouble getting my Ubuntu VM to use conventional resolutions (currently uses 4:3 aspect ratio with horizontally compressed UI, even ...
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Details too small on FHD and Kubuntu, want to enlarge them

I've installed Kubuntu on FHD 15.6' screen and the details are way too small. I've enlarged the fonts through "application appearance ->fonts", but that only increased the letters. Other items are too ...
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Install geforce gtx 680 un Ubuntu 12.10

Noob here experimenting with Linux stuff. My screen resolution is out of proportion in my monitor, it's too stretchy. The only way I have solved it in windows 8 is by changing the setting of the ...
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Ext4 error “something wrong with extent”

After splitting HDD into system and home partitions I get the following error at the very beginning after computer is turned on: error: something wrong with extent Then Ubuntu is loaded and ...