Droplets - is there a way to use Recovery Console in full screen?

Hey guys.

Contextualizing: I work behind a proxy/firewall and I can’t directly access the droplet via ssh using my ubuntu terminal. So I’m using the web console

The problem: Despite me maximizing the chrome window, the “terminal” fails to render, which makes tasks like editing config files difficult (see attached image)

Is there any way around this?

I appreciate any help

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Bobby Iliev
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February 19, 2023

Hey there,

In addition to what has been mentioned already about using an SSH client for your daily tasks, the best thing to do to get your voice heard regarding this would be to head over to our Product Ideas board and post a new idea, including as much information as possible for what you’d like to see implemented.

Hope that helps!

- Bobby.

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February 16, 2023

Hello @anderson164d7f9a8a7c4f6d8d51b0

The recovery console is not recommended to be used when it comes to performing daily tasks. Usually, you’ll use it when normal ssh access is unavailable or the droplet is not responsive.

Editing text files and other functionalities might not work as expected due to the way the VNC window is implemented for accessing your Droplet.

You can create a jump-box server from which you can access the droplet without the need of tweaking your current firewall-proxy settings.


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