One day I was messing around in wine to try to install a few Windows components. For some reason, Winetricks has now completely shrunken the area of the window where I can select what I want to do and I can't do anything in it now. I know it's possible to do Winetricks stuff through command line, but I'd prefer a GUI when available. Here's a screenshot of what I mean.Clickable area shrunken to right underneath headers

The choices used to have a bit of space, but now it's just shrunken to the point where nothing is choose-able, because now it's just a white line. I've already tried uninstalling and reinstalling Winetricks, but no dice...

  • Have you tried removing it using apt-get purge?
    – Donarsson
    Feb 26, 2014 at 0:34

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if you want graphical GUI use Synaptic Package Manager if you don't have it install it using terminal Ctrl + Alt + T:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install synaptic

open Synaptic clicking on Ubuntu Dash Logo or hit super key and type synaptic open and search for your Winetricks version installed click on a mark opposite to package name and choose complete removal and at the top of window press apply then install it again.

  • What I meant by graphical was I prefered having an interface when dealing with wine configuration, I should've been a bit more clear. By marking for complete removal, wouldn't it remove Wine as well, or would it only remove Winetricks and it's files? Feb 26, 2014 at 3:30
  • in pop up window it will tell you what is going to be deleted
    – JoKeR
    Feb 26, 2014 at 15:39
  • Well, I tried it through both sudo apt-get purge winetricks and the way you mentioned via synaptic, all that happened is that i can just barely see one option at a time. So we're getting there. Note I am currently using the XFCE DE, but this happened while I still had the Unity DE (which I removed, too laggy and I don't use it anymore). Mar 1, 2014 at 1:50
  • can you give me the output of lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 VGA is that only happens to Wine? And what happens when you run sudo apt-get remove --purge winetricks ?
    – JoKeR
    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:24
  • Well, I did what you said and got the output. I also added some additional info, here's the info: pastebin Mar 3, 2014 at 3:55

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