I recently installed Boxee on ubuntu 8.10 and haven't had time to play around with it. I went to the screen resolution settings and was playing around with that, seeing which resolution looked best when I found one, just below the one chosen by Boxee automatically of 1024 X 768 (full screen), which only allowed me a very small portion of the screen in visibility and the inability to work with it. I end up with a huge pointer and illegible wording on my screen. This wouldn't be a problem if I could fix it back, but now Boxee won't switch back. I tried uninstalling the program and reinstalling it, but this didn't help, the problem persisted.
To make matters worse, when I run boxee, my entire screen goes to that resolution and, when I close boxee, the screen stays in that resolution. It cuts off the left half of my screen and part of the right. I can't get to the menu in ubuntu to fix this and I can't get a terminal to fix this problem that way. I would really like to test the product itself, but at the moment it's unusable and causes my computer to become unusable until I reboot. Thankfully, once I reboot, the problem does not seem to exist until I restart boxee again. My next attempt will be a full uninstall of boxee, wiping it completely from my computer and a completely fresh installation of it. Please fix this very annoying problem as the rest of the program is coming along admirably.