Open vpn advanced options not saving

In both 18.04 and 19.04 advanced options on openvpn setup do not save. There either is no save button or if there is one I can not get it to show now matter how I try to resize the window. Any suggestions? Thanks

What version of openVPN are you using? Can you reproduce this problem step by step on how it happens?

Finally found a solution. Windows + left mouse allows you to move the window wherever you want to. Moving it high enough revealed the save button.

I have encountered the same problem with Budgie 18.04. The windows plus left mouse button does not work. You open network settings, add openvpn (I do not what version of openvpn I have) and then click on advanced settings. The window that opens extends beyond the screen edge. I can not find a method of exposing the save button. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Does Alt + F8 - then using the cursor keys resize the window + enter to save work for you?

No, it doesn’t unfortunately.


what about using Shuffler to resize the window? - Super + S to invoke shuffler.

Or maybe click into the last field that you can see then press Tab to navigate to the next window control which hopefully would be the Save button - press enter at that point.

If Cancel is before Save - then you may have to press Tab a couple of times.

no luck there either. I can expand or shrink the window left, right, but not top to bottom

ok - try this little trick - its a little complicated so you will need to play around a bit.



For me I see:

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192
eDP-1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 382mm x 215mm
   1920x1080     60.00*+  59.97    59.96    59.93    40.00  
   1680x1050     59.95    59.88  

The critical information you need is the “screen name” - for me its eDP-1 above.
Then you need the current screen size - for me its 1920x1080

xrandr --output eDP-1 --rate 60 --mode 1920x1080 --fb 2400x1200 --panning 2400x1200

Now substitute your screen name and screen size above

The fb and panning screensize must be bigger that your current screensize

So for example if your screen name is “abc-2” and your current screensize is 800x600

xrandr --output abc-2 --rate 60 --mode 800x600 --fb 2400x1200 --panning 2400x1200

That will give you a virtual screensize of 2400x1200 - just move your mouse to the edge of the screen and it will start panning left/right/up/down

Thanks for the suggestion. The result was

xrandr --output eDP-1 --rate 60 --mode 1366 x 768 --fb 2400x1200 --panning 2400x1200
xrandr: unrecognized option ‘x’

I assumed “fb 2400x1200 --panning 2400x1200” is what I was supposed to enter.

Gary K

No spaces …

--mode 1366x768

That worked, however now the top panel is far off to the right. So I should choose a smaller dimension. What would the next smaller dimension be?


That’s for you to experiment with.

You could try 1366x1024 as a --fb and --panning value - remember the first number is the width in pixels and the second is the height in pixels.

I could not find a setting that worked for the window in question and the display generally, so I set up an openvpn connection then switched the display. I just used the display settings, a bit easier than through terminal.

Thanks for your help!! I’ll keep this for future reference.