Stencyl Window is too large to fit in screen on ubuntu 12.04 laptop

I am using a small laptop with ubuntu 12.04. Have a 10 something inch screen. Had no problem installing Stencyl, but when I run it, I have to drag the window around to reveal parts of the window, some in fact I can't get to. It wouldn't be so bad if I could still use everything, but being that I am new to this, i would like to access everything. I have even tried hiding the menu bar or dash bar on ubuntu so that it auto hides, tinkered with the resolution. But nothing! Is there something I am missing? Is there a way I could edit it so the window will fit in screen or maximize? Is there alternative program that I can use along side of it to resolve this? Please help! I want to Stencyl!

gamegirlxl

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I'm not sure how your OS is different from Windows, but I use Stencyl on a tiny Windows laptop and I know how to get around things (I'm not sure if my screen is slightly larger, either).  I never drag around the window because it seems to make the window smaller.  I'm not able to click on some of the bottommost buttons sometimes (it's always been the "confirm" button), but I just press the "enter" key instead (some people like to click so much they actually rotate their screens so that it's taller and less wide).  I have little room to work with both of the sidebars at their smallest, but I manage.

I still wish that Stencyl would let me shrink the sidebars further, though.

Well I just didn't know if having Linux would cause this problem or the screen size. So if your dealing with the same problem, what is the screen size this program is set for? I wanting to buy a new laptop and definitely want to you Stencyl  without having to maneuver everything.

gamegirlxl

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I don't think that Linux itself is the issue, because I think ANY OS with a small screen has this issue.  I'm just not sure if you can rotate the screen with Linux, although that's not the way I prefer to work around this.

I would recommend, if possible, buying a desktop; they last longer, are more powerful, and you can buy a larger monitor if you need it.  Actually, now that I think about desktop monitors, you might be able to plug your laptop into one and change the resolution or whatever.

I don't know the smallest screen that Stencyl can fit on, but I think that it's actually more expensive to buy really small screens anyways.