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Questions tagged [resolution]

the number and ratio of pixels (visual data) shown on a computer display (e.g., 1024 x 768), also depicted as an aspect ratio or in pixel density (pixels per inch or cm). Use the "Display" tag for other computer screen issues.

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How can I change the resolution on Virtual Box

I installed eOS 5.0 on Virtual Box, its resolution is set to 800x600. How can I change it? I tried installed virtualbox-guest by this command, but I stll cannot change the resolution. sudo apt-get ...
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Why is the mouse pointer so big?

I'm not sure if it is intended, but on my install of Juno, the mouse pointer is obnoxiously large. Generally it's fine, but it's a bit annoying when some non-native (snap, flatpak) apps display the ...
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Difficulty to parameterize scale 2 screens

I have a Dell Inspiron 7000 14" FHD with resolution of 1920x1080. All things show so small. For example, Google font show like size 5, the size of font existent on the instructions on a medicine, ...
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Change resolution when running in Hyper-V

What am I missing? I've got Elementary running in Hyper-V, but the only screen resolution available to me is 1152x864. EDIT: Of course I figure it out as soon as I post. For the record, it was ...
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How to add a script to start up sequence so that it applies before the actual login screen?

So I have this script that changes the resolution of on of my monitors that works and that I was able to run on login by adding it in settings»Applications»Startup. The only problem is that I need it ...
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How to change screen dpi in elementary Freya?

I have 1440x900 pixels (411x263 millimeters or 16.14173x10.11811 inches approximately) monitor and my resolution according to xdpyinfo is 89X87 dots per inch. But it should be 89.2x88.94 isn't it? Do ...
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Can't add shortcut to app launcher

I've downloaded Cisco PacketTracer and ran it normally from terminal with a ./PacketTracer7 command in packettracer's Bin folder. No problem there. The problem is, i can't add it to the launcher (with ...
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Resolution nightmare [duplicate]

I've got a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th gen with a 1080p 14" display. My default (max) resolution is 1920x1080. It looks good in Elementary 5.0, although fonts are a bit too small. So i installed Elementary ...
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Solved - Elementary OS dual boot with Windows 10 - Windows resolution stuck at 800x600

I installed Elementary OS in my Asus Vivobook S15 with 2GB NVidia MX150. Everything is well with Elementary OS. But Windows - there is a problem. If I change the UEFI settings for Windows Boot Manager,...
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Multiple display resolution issue on lock screen

So i just downloaded the Loki 0.4.1. The issue is that when I lock the screen with an external monitor connected to my laptop (it has a different resolution), the lock screen tries to change ...
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Scale interface to less than 1 [duplicate]

I just installed Elemental OS (Loki) today and it's great really, but I do have one question: I'm using an external monitor on my laptop (Ive switched off my laptop monitor display so I'm only using ...
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Desktop resolution

how can I set up my screen, so it wouldn't look so oversized? i've got 15" screen with 1366x768 resolution, but now all the icons, header bar, wingpanel are looking big. is there a way to set all of ...
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How can I change windows scaling for different display resolution? (and rotation problem!!)

I really enjoy ElementaryOS and I want it to be my everyday operating system, but I have some issues... I'm currently running 3 monitors: one 4K, and two more displays (lower resolution) in vertical ...
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How to fix resolution that isn't accurate when using HDMI?

I have machine running Loki that has both a VGA port and a display port. I'm using a 23 inch HDTV as my monitor and my resolution works fine when using the VGA port: 1920x1080. However, when I try to ...
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Size of Controls

I use elementary on a 13inch laptop with FullHD resolution. But much of the system is just too small for me. The size of the system's Font I have already made greater with "accessibility" in the ...
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Installing messes up resolution

and thanks for reading my question. (Before posting I checked many other questions on this forum, as well on other websites.) Recently I booted a live elementary OS Loki image on an old laptop to try ...
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External monitor resolution on Macbook Pro is not permanent, reverts to original when lightdm is restarted

I can set up a screen resolution on both the laptop screen and the external monitor using xrandr and everything works fine, but my displays go back to normal when I restart lightdm. How can I make the ...
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Elementary OS & RX 480

im new with Elementary OS I have a probleme, my RX 480 Shappire nitro oc don't work with this OS and now i have a bad resolution I follow this: http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD-...
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“Fit to screen” For External monitor

I am using a TV as an external monitor, but the screen does not fit properly. Only the top half of the apps on the bottom dock are visible, and none of the top menus on the desktop are showing. On ...
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Loki and GTX 1070: Can't choose anything but 1024x768

I've tried adding resolutions via xrandr (VGA1 is apparently not a thing) as well as installing NVIDIA's proprietary drivers (the NVIDIA install fails after a "something something drm service error"). ...
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Resolution problem after exiting from a game (Wine)

I am playing GTA San Andreas using Wine. When I quit the game, everything looks weird. How can I fix this? Edit: After a restart, it solves this issue. But How can I fix without restart.
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High Screen Resolution [4:3]

High Screen Resolution [1280x1024][4:3] i search google and tried to use the screen resolution. above but i failed i am newbie to this operating system , usually on windows when update my Graphic ...
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Freya, Samsung Ativ 9, Display Resolution problems

I just installed Freya on my Samsung Ativ 9 series, and works fine. Though everything looks really small, when I tried to go to settings, displays and change the display resolution it only appears ...
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Everything zoomed at installation

I'm trying to install Elementary OS, and since it's based on Ubuntu I thought this question might have place here. During the very beginning of the installation I'm having this weird bug where the ...
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How do I set a custom screen resolution as permanent?

I am using the latest elementary OS build 0.3.2. I need a screen resolution of 1280x800_60.00. I can set the desired screen resolution using xrandr. This change is only temporary and disappears upon ...
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Second monitor doesn't show max supported resolution

I am using ElementaryOS on an Acer E5 Laptop with Intel Haswell Graphics and an Nvidia GT840M. The screen of that laptop is 1920x1080 and works fine. At work I connect a second monitor. That one ...
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Display Scaling Crashes Pantheon, No Way to Fix

Elementary has been running very well on my Dell XPS 13 9343 for months, but today I decided to try to scale up the display a bit because it was a little hard to read text. I entered the following ...
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I can't set the screen resolution which is through HDMI to 1920X1080 for my laptop

monitor: ViewSonic VX2460h GPU: Nvidia GT650M NVIDIA Driver Version: 355.11 Output of xrandr Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 3409 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384 VGA-0 disconnected (normal left ...
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Resolution Issue on install

I'm unable to install elementary OS due to this resolution issue, does anyone know how I can fix it?
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Unknown display, low resolution, black screen, nvidia drivers problems

I'm having troubles with my display and graphics drivers. Can't get my resolution higher than " 1024 * 768 " while my native resolution should be 1980 * 1080. Also it says that it can't recognize my ...
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Login screen doesn't support dual monitors [closed]

When I log in to ElementaryOS, my wallpaper spans as expected because of the tweaks I installed. However, the login screen show mirrors the displays and doesn't account for different screen ...
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Second monitor via HDMI behavior is inconsistent?

If I plug a secondary monitor via HDMI when I'm already logged in, everything runs smoothly. But if I plug the HDMI while in the Welcome screen, and then I log in, the graphics in my main screen (...
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Pantheon-greeter login screen has incorrect resolution on external monitor

Laptop: Lenovo T530 External VGA monitor: LG Flatron E2051 The LG monitor is set as primary. The login screen shows on both the laptop monitor and the external monitor. The resolution of the laptop ...
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Elementary OS installation time resolution problem

I have downloaded the Freya version, burnt it into a DVD then i have booted with the DVD, after loading the welcome screen opens but the problem is the resolution is not correct, everything out there ...
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Install resolution

I'm trying to install Elementary one a spare computer that I'm going to give to my nephew - I don't have a monitor but the computer has an HDMI input so I plug it into my television and try install it,...
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Change resolution in VirtualBox

I just installed elementary OS 0.3.1 in a VirtualBox 4.3.12 (using MacOS X 10.9.5 as a host), installed the guest additions (I had to mount the CD manually and execute the .run script manually) but ...
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Resolution of LightDM an additional monitor - Elementary OS Freya [closed]

How to fix this problem with the resolution of LightDM an additional monitor? lightdm 1.10.5 Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767 LVDS1 connected (normal ...
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Unusual display resolution issue

I have elementary OS on 2 ageing laptops and my main PC. Both laptops display properly but the PC is wonky. Monitor is a 1920x1080 Samsung All-in-one Win 8.1. I built an AMD64 based linux PC and am ...