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Re: screen resolution, font size and real estate



On Sun, Jun 04, 2006 at 07:15:59PM EDT, Adam Hardy wrote:
> My monitor does a maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024. 
> 
> I'm using KDE and it seems that the font size at this resolution is 
> considerably greater than it is in windows, which I use at work. So I am 
> trying to work out what is going on. 
> I tried setting my font sizes from 10 to 8 in the KDE settings / 
> peripherals / display. This affected half of the applications I am using, 
> but stuff like firefox, thunderbird, eclipse, rhythmbox and so on are 
> generally ignoring it. 
> Can I do anything to globally affect all font sizes in X, not just in the 
> bits that KDE controls? 

Not that I know of. 

One solution would be to install gnome.. fire up a gnome session and
look for the gnome equivalent of the font customization utility that
you used in KDE.. make your changes.. log out of gnome and start your
KDE desktop. Heavy-handed but that's what I ended up doing when I first
installed debian.. after spending a couple of weeks getting nowhere..

:-)

You may also try something called "gtk-theme-switch" and/or
"gtk-theme-switch2" and look for a large '+' that gives you access to
"more options" and you should be able to change your fonts there.

Lastly, you could try editing files called .gtkrc or/and .gtkrc-2.0 in
your home directory. Depending on the gtk apps that you run, you may
need to make changes to both.

Thanks,

cga



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