How do I change desktop resolution/size?

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How do I change desktop resolution/size?

Postby jsun » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:16 am

For Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04
  • double-click shortcut "Configure Ubuntu desktop AMI" and follow the instructions.
  • It also allows you to change color depth. 24bit is recommended if you have good Internet connection speed. Otherwise you can try 16 bit.

For Ubuntu 18.04,
  • If you use browser, remote desktop size will be automatically resized when you resize browser window
  • If you use VNC clients, certain clients (e.g., tigerVNC) can auto-resize remote desktop as well
  • If you use RDP clients, you can specify remote desktop size and color depth in the software before starting RDP connection
    • With Linux rdesktop, you specify with "-g" optiion (e.g., rdesktop -g 1200x900 <server ip>)
    • With Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection, you clock on "Options"/"Display" to select desired resolution.

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