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Old 09-22-2010, 10:47 PM   #1
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Everything is too small - Fedora 13

I have a laptop with a 1920x1200 monitor. Everything is too small. The fonts. The icons. The window title borders. How would I make everything bigger without adjusting the resolution?
Old 09-23-2010, 05:03 AM   #2
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you did not say if this is gnome ,kde,xfce , or what
it is different in each
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Make the font size bigger. The way you do this is different for every desktop.
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also if it is kde there might be the dpi glitch on boot
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If *everything* is too small you probably have a wrong DPI, the cause for this could be either a misconfiguration or a bug in either your desktop or your X driver. To find your actual dpi you can use this command:

# xdpyinfo | grep -i dots
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I'm sitting in front of a 1024-pixel monitor that's 12" wide. To give the same size pixels, a 1920-pixel monitor would have to be 22" wide and I doubt that your laptop is that big: that's why things look small.

I assume from your distros that you're using Gnome. Enter the Systems menu and choose Personal - Look and feel - Appearance. Then you can choose your fonts and font sizes, and make them as big as you like.


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