Mint 18.2 Mate Update Manager resizing? <Solved>

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jbeveridge
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Mint 18.2 Mate Update Manager resizing? <Solved>

Postby jbeveridge » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:51 am

Just recently upgraded 3 machine from Mint 18.1 to 18.2. My problem is with my poor little Acer Aspire One Netbook. The screen is 1024 X 600, and the Update Manger box is over length height wise. Have tried drag it up so I get access the [OK] button, but that doesn't work. Neither does resizing by dragging inward at the top corners. Any ideas? As it is the manager is now useless.
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Re: Mint 18.2 Mate Update Manager resizing?

Postby Cosmo. » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:28 am

At first: Why did you place the thread into the virtualization board? Is this on a virtual system? Which?

1024x600 is a very strange resolution. I know 1024x 768 and I know 800x600, but not this. Are you really sure about it?
Anyway, use this method: Press and hold the alt key and drag the window some way up, this should work. Alternatively press alt-F7 and use the arrow keys to move, than press the Enter-key.

There is one thing I do not understand: If the update manager worked for you in 18.1 (did it?), it should work also in 18.2

Not at least: What is your version of Mint and what is the desktop environment? If you don't know open a terminal and enter:

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inxi -Sz

Paste the output here.

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Re: Mint 18.2 Mate Update Manager resizing? <SOLVED>

Postby jbeveridge » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:01 pm

Thanks for the solution. :D
Sorry if my query was placed improperly. Have never used the forums before. MEA CULPA! :oops:

Yes, the screen resolution is 1024 X 600. This is only a netbook. It serves its purpose for some limited tasks.

Environment as follows --
Kernel: 4.10.0-26-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Mate 1.18.0
Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
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Re: Mint 18.2 Mate Update Manager resizing?

Postby Cosmo. » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:55 pm

jbeveridge wrote:Thanks for the solution. :D

Do you say that your problem is solved? Than please mark it as such: Click in the starting post the pencil icon to edit it and add <SOLVED> to the title.

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Re: Mint 18.2 Mate Update Manager resizing?

Postby Eugene K » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:26 am

I'm not a topicstarter, but I've faced the same problem on my netbook. It really has resolution 1024x600
I have Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya with Xfce 4.12.3
I've resized this window one time and pressed button 'OK', but I can't repeat this action.
May be ALT+dragging can be a solution. But why this window doesn't maximize?


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