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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Elementary OS Problems: Installation, Resolution and Graphics

I'm relatively new to Linux distros, and my first shot at it was Elementary OS Loki. I installed it to my old PC with no hitches. It was an old i3, and a GTX 1050. However, now, I installed ...
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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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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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Elementary OS 6 font seems to be with low resolution

I don't quite understand the reason for the problem, but apparently the font was more "beautiful" in Elementary OS 5. Now it looks like a font when you select a wrong monitor resolution (but ...
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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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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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Can't install elementaryOS in virtualbox as guest screen 800x600

I'm trying to install elementaryOS 6 in a virtual box but I can't get passed the 'install' options on booting the ISO because the bottom/right side of the screen is cut off as it's defaulting to a ...
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Display resolution

I'm a begineer user of a Elementary OS; can anybody help me to indicate how can I have a good resolution of display? After instalation of Elementary OS is diponible only 4:3. Thank you!
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How do I get Elementary OS to detect my display?

In my display settings, it states, "Unknown Display". How do I fix this? My monitor is 2560x1440 and the given resolutions are only 16:10 or 4:3 aspect ratios, none of which match my screen ...
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Monitor resolution not recognized

The external display's max. resolution is 2560 x 1440, but the maximum resolution I can select on the display settings is 2048 x 1152. What can I do to use the display in its max. resolution? System:...
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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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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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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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Elementary OS 6 doesn't play well with VirtualBox

Downloaded the ISO file for eOS 6 and tried to test-run in VirtuaBox. Unfortunately, the Elementary installer window is out of bounds and the usual "press ALT and drag the window with the mouse&...
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Monitor shows resolution unsupported when trying to install

I'm fairly new to Linux and decided to try elementary as the first distro to main, however when trying to install it from an USB drive, I see the elementary logo for a few seconds during which there's ...
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Windows are too big to see all buttons or toolbar when using low resolution screen

I'm using Elementary OS on a mini-laptop where maximum resolution supported is 1024x600. There are some windows, like settings where some buttons are not visible because they are in the lower part of ...
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Displays failing to set a resolution on a triple monitor setup

System Specs System: Host: elementary-2950x Kernel: 5.0.0-37-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Gnome Distro: elementary OS 5.1 Hera Machine: Device: desktop System: PC Specialist product: Amd X399 ...
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Login screen incorrect resolution

I have noticed that everytime I lock desktop resolution of lock screen change to I guess 800 something while my resolution of desktop is 1920x900.
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Problems with Elementary on ASUS laptop

first, I would like to apologize. I am not an experienced Linux user. However, I used to run Ubuntu Linux on my computer. I recently wanted to try something new and fast and snappy as Elementary OS. ...
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Lockscreen Resolution issue Juno

I'm running Juno with dual monitor and Nvidia gtx card. Every time I lock pc it lowers the resolution(I would say 1024x from 1920x) for lock screen but when I login from the boot it showing correct ...
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Dual screen resolution - Startup problem

Very new linux user here (3 days experience). I have 2 screens, that i have setup properly, not without having to fiddle with the little visual tool provided by default with elementary OS (screen ...
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Greeter Resolution on Juno

Has anyone managed to change the greeter resolution? Found solutions here involving lightdm configs but it was from 2015 and when i tried it didn't really change. My session resolution is 1680*900 but ...
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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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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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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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"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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System settings window resize

I work on 1366x768 laptop with elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera and unable to get access to the very last icons on the system settings window. The window is oversized. I tried to resize or maximize the window,...
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Cannot change back low resolution for external monitor

I have accidentally set the external, mirrored monitor to a very low resolution. As a result I cannot set it back to a higher resolution, because I cannot get to the "apply" button at the bottom of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Display resolution is wrong and the displays settings page doesn't offer the right resolution options

My displays seems to be rendering at 1080p (settings page confirms this), but my display is 4k, but that isn't an option in the displays settings, page the highest it goes is 1080p for some reason. I ...
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How to Force External Monitor to work on Defined Resolution?

I am using an old VGA monitor as an external display for my Laptop. Everything is going great but the resolution of the monitor is stuck at 1024x768. I would like it to remainat 1400x1050 permanently. ...
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