My system settings doesnt show full to Adminstration section ; which contains of About, Time & Date, Parental Control and Universal Access. How to fix or revert this? Im so new to linux. help me please. As you see from the photo is attached . The Administration is barely seen under the screen.

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Maximize the Window

In elementary OS, you can double click the title bar to toggle an application as full-screen. Double click the title bar and it should auto-fit to your screen.

Mouse Shown in Title Bar of System Settings Page

Increase the Display's Resolution

If this has no effect, then your screen resolution is smaller than the minimum height of the System Settings window. You might be able to fix this by increasing your screen's resolution from the Displays panel in System Settings, which fortunately is not cut off on your screen.

The Recommended System Specifications recommend a 1024×768 display. I've tested with this resolution and the System Settings window fits correctly, but will be cut off on the next lower resolution for my screen, 800x600.

  1. Click Displays.

Select Displays From System Settings

This will display a preview of the displays connected to your system.

Displays Panel Showing Two Displays Side-by-Side

  1. Click the settings wheel for your display.

Display Settings Showing Current Resolution

  1. Select a higher resolution from the Resolution drop down menu.

Display Settings Showing a Higher Resolution

  1. Click Apply.

Dialog Asking if the Display Looks OK

  1. In the dialog that appears, click Keep This Configuration to confirm the display's updated resolution.
  • I tried but it doesn't work in my system settings. The double click feature works on Files, Terminal and etc but not on system settings. How to fix this? Commented Feb 16, 2021 at 14:42
  • I've updated my answer to address this, hope it helps.
    – jwillikers
    Commented Feb 16, 2021 at 15:26

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