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Thread: Everything I open is being displayed partially off-screen

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    Everything I open is being displayed partially off-screen

    Hi, I've having trouble where every application I open up is being displayed partially off-screen.
    I've posted some screenshots to show what I mean.
    Screenshot from 2020-08-11 17-47-42.jpgScreenshot from 2020-08-11 17-48-30.jpg
    Trying to adjust the monitor display settings doesn't do anything either.
    If I use hotkeys to bring the window back into view it clears up the problem temporarily for whatever it is I am using, but as soon as I reset or shut down the computer it comes back.
    I didn't install or run anything new when it happened but ( doubt this is relevant but will add just in case ) I did move my computer to a new desk on the day it happened.

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    Re: Everything I open is being displayed partially off-screen

    What hardware do you have, particularly the graphics card, and what resolution are you managing to run?

    I assume this is on Ubuntu 20.04?

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    Re: Everything I open is being displayed partially off-screen

    If monitor is connected with a VGA cable, suspect that: loose connection or cable failed.

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    Re: Everything I open is being displayed partially off-screen

    Haven't upgraded yet still on 16.04

    Hardware is, memory 3.7gib, processor Intel celeron (R) N3050, graphics Intel HD graphics 400 braswell.
    Resolution 1920 x 1080

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    Re: Everything I open is being displayed partially off-screen

    Monitor does use a VGA cable, it's not loose, it is pretty old thought might pop down to the store tomorrow and get a new one to see if that helps.

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    Re: Everything I open is being displayed partially off-screen

    Try creating another user. Does it have the same problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Autodave View Post
    If monitor is connected with a VGA cable, suspect that: loose connection or cable failed.
    From screenshots, it looks like resolution is correct and the panels are still properly aligned to edge. I really doubt it's a cable issue.

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    Re: Everything I open is being displayed partially off-screen

    Can you switch app docking area from left to right to see your windows?

    You could try installing Gnome Flashback.

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    Re: Everything I open is being displayed partially off-screen

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfly41 View Post
    Can you switch app docking area from left to right to see your windows?
    I can't seem to find that, I'm still on 16.04? might try upgrading though if you think that could help.

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    Re: Everything I open is being displayed partially off-screen

    I tried logging in as a guest, no problem there only on my main account.

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