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Re: OpenOffice dialogs are enormous...

On Sunday 30 May 2004 20:58, Silvan wrote:
> I used to run OO.o from a tarball because I had already downloaded it, and
> it worked.  I couldn't see spending the hours necessary to get the Debian
> packages after I switched to a real distro.
> I've just recently gotten a bigger pipe, and have done a clean net install
> of Sarge.  I got the latest OO.o in the process.  All the dialogs and menus
> are huge.
> The font sizes look probably larger than they're supposed to be by default,
> but they're not overly large.  They appear to be about 14 pt.  The real
> trouble is with widget layout and spacing and such.  Huge buttons, huge
> dialogs.  Everything is spread out more than it would need to be in order
> to contain the needed information.  Some of the dialogs are difficult to
> use because their frames are fixed, but their contents are larger than what
> will fit inside, so bits at the right side get cut off.
> Buttons like this
> +------------------------+  +------------------------+
> +                        +  +                        +
> +           OK           +  +         CANCEL         +
> +                        +  +                        +
> +------------------------+  +------------------------+
> I'm thinking this looks like some kind of DPI issue where OO.o has a
> different idea what my DPI is compared to everything else.  (Everything
> else being mostly KDE apps, but also the GIMP.)
> I can't figure out a way to try to configure my way around this from inside
> OO.o, and I'm not sure what else to look at either.
> I've done the same install on a different box with the same results too.
> Maybe it's supposed to be that way, but I can't imagine why anyone would
> make things this unwieldy on purpose.  It might be at home on a 1280x1024
> screen, if the contents of certain dialogs weren't getting cut short.
> Any suggestions?  Maybe a dotfile I can tweak or something?

Not a KDE issue but...

Try Tools/Options - Scale and Icon Size size

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