How do I get the screen resolution down to where I can set the screen resolution and click the apply icon? I can't get the screen resolution page to move up and down to click the icon that is under the bottom bar at the bottom of the screen to click it!

  • Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Can you edit your question to provide a little bit more information on your setup, including what version of Ubuntu you are using and which screen resolutions you are starting from and trying to switch to? Thanks! – Christopher Kyle Horton Feb 1 '12 at 9:24

You can hold down alt then click-drag the window you need to move around.

Works on KDE, not sure how the other DE's will handle it though.

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  • This works for me under Unity. – Christopher Kyle Horton Feb 1 '12 at 10:23
  • Alt then click on active window and drag works for me in unity too. – James Feb 2 '12 at 5:01

I'd suggest using xrandr to change the screen resolution. xrandr -s 1280x1024 in a terminal should change the resolution to 1280 by 1024, for example.

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In my case it works to use the workspace below it. Than you can see the second half of the window. Hope it works for you aswell.

It's just a solution to press the apply button...

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  • Welcome to AU! Can you add more info to your answer like one or two screenshots(you can upload them to imgur.com) and a more detailed how to. – Registered User Mar 25 '14 at 11:37
  • I use minesweeper as example for a screen what doesn't fit... hope it's helpfull i.imgur.com/1wCs7Tr.png?1 – Thijs Mar 25 '14 at 11:50

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