Boxes too large to display on screen

I don’t have the luxury of dual monitors, so I have to do everythng on a 15.4" LCD screen on the Acer laptop.

Boxes are so large they are at the maximum size and I cannot move the box to get to the buttons at the bottom to save or whatever, since I cannot even see them. It’s not a browser things, so I wonder if they can be corrected?
I can post a screencast if needed.
Screenshot from 2022-05-10 06-11-09


Try SuperKey + Right Mouse Click to move the window.


Alt + Space then, Move, Resize, etc.

It’s not a problem moving the box around. I can resize, I just can’t shrink the box enough so the buttons are visible. The box goes too low to reach. I was hoping there is a config where all these parameters are set.

Thanks for your reply from a Gnome pov.

There might very well be. Somewhere :wink:
Time to dig!

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Been digging since 4am AST :thinking:

Better get out the tool box! :toolbox:

:hammer_and_wrench: :rofl: I can live with it Rick, but it would be good if I could see the whole box.

I don’t like boxes. I prefer Windows. so i can see out! :rofl:

Edit: Maybe you need OpenBox

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Rick, does this sound like a Gnome issue, or who/what do you think is the culprit.

Not sure it’s a Gnome issue. Is this the normal resolution of this monitor? 1366x768

Yes. So there is nothing to be done?

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Any issue in the Linux world is either nvidia’s or Gnome’s :wink: :sweat_smile:


Try this extension: Awesome Tiles - GNOME Shell Extensions

It works on gnome 42. Read about how the keyboard shortcuts work.

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Very useful extension. Did not solve my issue, but I am not holding my breath on this. I have already learned to accept it. So it’s time to learn some new key bindings.

Since I don’t have nvidia… :thinking:

Just don’t get me started on Nvidia and GNOME on Wayland :sweat_smile:

Argh!! Someone on the extension reviews complained it wont work on WAYLAND, but on Ubuntu. It was from January, but I have it working fine.
What about you? Did you install the extension Jack referred us to?

No. I am pretty content with the layout as it is, floating windows that is.

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and i would bet it can help to set fonts smaller … or dpi settings …

$ xdpyinfo | grep dots

resolution: 96x96 dots per inch

My screen is max 1366x768, so what to try next?