[Solved] After World of Goo Demo, resolution large.

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[Solved] After World of Goo Demo, resolution large.

Postby breaker on Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:46 am

Recently I downloaded (from 2D Boy) the Linux deb package for the World of Goo Demo. Also, my child played an old Windows 98 game under Wine. In both cases, after exiting the games, the screen resolution stayed large. In the case of World of Goo, I couldn't get to the menu button (out of Desktop area) to get to Display settings to change it back to default, but logging out and back it worked (ALT+F4).

I'm not sure if this is fixable...(having it automatically revert once a program quits).

Yes, I googed, and searched the forums. :?

Thanks!
Last edited by breaker on Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:06 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: After World of Goo Demo, resolution large.

Postby Husse on Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:06 pm

Can be hard to fix - it's the game that does not play nice
Not that it helps but this is a very common problem on Windows as well
You could restart X - Ctrl+Alt+Backspace works in Mint unlike recent Ubuntu
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Re: After World of Goo Demo, resolution large.

Postby breaker on Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:00 am

Seems like I did try ctrl+alt+backspace, but I wil try again to be sure. Somehow I couldn't right-click the desktop to get to the display settings either.

Yes, you are correct, some games in Windows do that too. :wink:
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Re: After World of Goo Demo, resolution large.

Postby Husse on Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:02 am

Somehow I couldn't right-click the desktop to get to the display settings either.

That's Windows - does not work in Linux > Open the menu > type dis > open Display
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Re: After World of Goo Demo, resolution large.

Postby breaker on Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:16 am

That's right... I was thinking of XFCE Desktop settings I guess... not the same thing. :oops:
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Re: [Solved] After World of Goo Demo, resolution large.

Postby breaker on Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:07 am

I don't know what I did, but it is not having that issue today. However, I added a keyboard shortcut for the display settings just in case. Thanks! :D
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