I installed elementary OS 0.3.1 yesterday.
I'm not getting the fullscreen.
How can I get elementary OS to display fullscreen and also then use the actual full screen and not the given resolution?
The rest is now black.

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    OP are you using a virtual machine or is this a real install? Commented Oct 12, 2015 at 2:03
  • Hi Daniel, this is the real install. My computer is a Dell Inspiron 5000 that came with Ubuntu 14.04 that was in fullscreen. Then I formatted the Hard Drive and then installed Freya. I am really enjoying the OS but I would like to it to appear in the whole screen. Commented Oct 13, 2015 at 0:01

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adjust the resolution in settings, it's found at displays option when you click the gear icon, you should set it to maximum value available.

  • Sorry I forgot to tell you guys that I've tried this already. It didnt work Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 14:03
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    What do you mean by "It didn't work"? Was your actual resolution listed? Were you able to select it? What happened next?
    – r3bl
    Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 18:04
  • I selected my actual resolution and still the computer doesn't appear in fullscreen. Commented Oct 12, 2015 at 23:57

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