3

System Monitor is behaving very strangely: Process Name takes up the entire width of the app:

enter image description here

If I uncheck Process Name after right clicking, only then can I see everything else...but then I can't see the names of the processes that I'm trying to diagnose.

enter image description here

What's going on here and can it be fixed?

INFO: I'm on a clean install of 16.04.

  • Try to play with Active Processes, All Processes, My Processes and Dependencies. Which Ubuntu version do you have? – N0rbert Dec 11 '17 at 20:08
  • sorry I have changed my skin and stuff is this gnome-system-monitor or a different one .. looks like the one I have sort of :D .. if so you could try sudo apt-get remove --purge gnome-system-monitor and make sure its only removing gnome-system-monitor and not anything with it .. i checked mine and it only removes the monitor and nothing else so you can purge it and then sudo apt-get install gnome-system-monitor and install it again hopefully fixing the problem – John Orion Dec 11 '17 at 20:09
  • @N0rbert All of the 'processes' options have the same problem. I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 and have updated my post. @JohnOrion yep, it's the gnome-system-monitor. – Andrew Mao Dec 11 '17 at 20:26
2

If you would move mouse cursor over boundary between columns Process Name and User you can make left column narrower with <-> cursor by moving it to the right.

Or check GNOME System Monitor settings with

dconf dump /org/gnome/gnome-system-monitor/

(pay attention here for
[proctree]
col-0-width=...
)

then try to reset all settings of GNOME System Monitor with dconf utility (it is located in dconf-cli package):

dconf reset -f /org/gnome/gnome-system-monitor
  • 1
    Yeah, col-0-width=3598. There was no way to resize the column with the mouse (it would resize the entire window). Not sure how that happened but resetting the settings fixed it. Thanks! – Andrew Mao Dec 11 '17 at 21:58

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.