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

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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.

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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

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

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
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    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

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