Feedback on users/gnome-help/3.24/

Hi there,


I am running a Linux (Ubuntu 14.04), with the Gnome desktop, on a VM-Ware VM from Windows 7 64 (w/ 32G ram).

(FYI: The VM was built for specialized robotics management and viewing by a different branch of my corporation.)


I set the VM’s display settings to: 2560 x 1600.

When the VM starts running I can access the “Activities” top menu to get to the “Show Applications”, am I still within standard Linux/Gnome terminology?.

With the “Show Applications” icons displayed, I choose the Display tool and get:

-        A pink “Unknown Display” large icon on a grey background

-        A match pink “Unknown Display” button

-        And some resolution and rotation controls


Problem: So when I choose a higher resolution from the resolution drop-down control, I realize that there is a missing Apply button.

It is not actually missing, just off the screen and inaccessible for my mouse, so I am in a sticky situation where I don’t have enough screen resolution to change my screen resolution.

Interestingly, I can see the Display application’s Apply button, only when I view the Activities desktop mini-viewer.


Solution: I found the answer… after choosing a resolution from the drop-down, hit the tab key 3 times to get keyboard focus onto the Apply button, then press the space bar.

Remember to select “Keep this Configuration” as described in the help.




Bill Durksen
Application Developer

Cimcorp Automation Ltd.

635 South Service Rd.
Grimsby, Ontario, Canada, L3M 4E8

Phone: +1 905-643-9700 Ext 306
Fax: +1 905-643-9666

Email: bill durksen cimcorp com

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