View Full Version : [ubuntu] Keep high resolution, resize desktop

July 22nd, 2010, 03:08 PM
Hey there,

ik experimented a bit and googled a lot, but I can not find a solution for
the following problem:

i have a 26 inch screen in my living room that supports 1920 x 1200 resolution.
i would like to use that resolution, but I am not able to read the menu and see
the icons because they are to small using standard values.

How can I resize the desktop for beter readability?

thanks in advance

July 22nd, 2010, 03:27 PM
START ----> SYSTEM ----> PREFERENCES ----> Look for Display or Monitors.

If you have a laptop and the TV is your second display it might be a little tricky since Ubuntu always lists the laptop display first which is what you'll then get to see on the second screen as well ... with the limited options of the smaller laptop display. If you're using a laptop, this will explain how to set things up better:


If it's not a laptop and you've connected directly to the TV then the first line of this reply should work for you. ;)