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Screen resolution

Postby llmunro on Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:37 pm

Hi,

I'm trying to get ahold of how Linux Mint works, mostly just through playing with it. Nevertheless, I've somehow clicked on something that has changed the screen resolution so that all of the icons are enormous, leaving little space for anything else! Windows barely fit my screen! I can't figure out what I did or how to fix it. I've tried going under "display" and messing with the screen resolution settings, but these seemed to make it worse. I want everything to be smaller so that I can actually see other windows, etc.

Any ideas on how to adjust this?

Sorry for way basic question, but really, I don't know.

Thanks for the help.
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Re: Screen resolution

Postby RedWagon on Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:02 pm

I've tried going under "display" and messing with the screen resolution settings, but these seemed to make it worse.

I don't mean to insult your intelligence, but when you messed with the resolution did you set it smaller or larger? A smaller screen resolution gives you a smaller area to work with but since that area is always stretched to the edge of your monitor it has the effect of making everything on the screen bigger. If you make your screen res bigger there will be a lot more room to work with and consequently everything on your monitor will appear smaller.
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Re: Screen resolution

Postby llmunro on Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:56 pm

Figured this one out---something to do with the graphics card? I don't know, but all's well here!

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