Re: screen resolution, font size and real estate
cga2000 on 05/06/06 02:22, wrote:
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.
OK I did that and it put my choice in .gtkrc-2.0 but that hasn't been taken on board by the apps like firefox.
I shall have a go with the hack using gnome later when I have time to install gnome. I don't suppose you remember the config file the gnome and KDE share?