Unity deskop is n he same size as Ubuntu Desktop

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi, anyone seen this problem, which I have been suffering with for a couple of weeks. Basically I am running 12.04 in virtualbox on my HP laptop. I am not using the laptop screen but an external monitor which has a larger screen than the laptop. What appears to be happening is that half the system is seeing the external monitor while the rest is using the Laptop resolution (but on the external monitor.). For instance the cursor will move to the full extent of the screen and the system appears to think that the Unity desktop occupies that screen. However, Unity sees the cursor as 'somewhere e (Hardware)