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Re: screen resolution, font size and real estate

On Wed, Jun 07, 2006 at 06:23:37PM EDT, Adam Hardy wrote:
> cga2000 on 06/06/06 00:32, wrote:
> >On Mon, Jun 05, 2006 at 06:09:20PM EDT, Adam Hardy wrote:
> >>Jochen Schulz on 05/06/06 13:49, wrote:
> >>>Adam Hardy:
> >>>>Can I do anything to globally affect all font sizes in X, not just in 
> >>>>the bits that KDE controls?
> That's strange - your .gtkrc has the AUTO-WRITTEN warnings, but not the 
> .gtkrc-2.0 and for me it's the other way around.
I noticed that. I can't remember all the details but I would assume
that I created one of these files manually.. or did I use one of the
theme-switch hacks..?
> >As mentioned before you could try the gtk-theme-switch utilities.
> OK tried them. With gtk-theme-switch, i got a .gtkrc file abit like yours 
> the same as yours except the font name. 
> I have narrowed it down to 3 areas where the fonts are still big: firefox, 
> thunderbird and the displayed folder in konqueror file system gui. 
also, check if you have a background task running that's called
gnome-settings-daemon. It has some effect on font rendering re: gtk
apps  - even outside gnome - and might confuse the issue. 

One problem that I had: I was also getting oversized menu/dialog fonts
in just about every GUI app (gtk/qt) and it took me a while to notice
that the fonts that were being used were not the fonts I thought. What
I mean by this is that I was in a situation when I was configuring a
certain fontsize and my impression was that it had no effect.. for some
mysterious reason.. while in fact what was happening was that the GUI
apps were using different definitions (hence a different font/fontsize). 

It's a pity the situation I was in was so messy and I changed so many
things that I can't really give you a mini-howto specifying precisely
what you need to do to fix your problem. Just bit and pieces..

Otherwise a screen dump of your desktop with samples of what's working
and what's not might help. 

Naturally, I can't go back to that situation but if you think it might
help I could put up a screenshot of what my desktop looks like with a
few gtk & qt apps.


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