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Old 10-10-2006, 12:10 AM   #1
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Resizing applications


I have been running on a pretty low resolution lately so that my icons will not be dots on my screen. But the problem is that many xwindows are larger than my resolution making it hard to hit the "ok" button or click the cards on the bottom of the patience screen.

So I raised my resolution for the icons and text in the menus and around the windows. No Problem. But now the cards in Patience are tiny. The buttons in the bar down bottom are miniscule. Whats worse is I can not find a way to adjust any of these.

So any one have a good suggestion? I am running OpenSuse 10.1 x86_64. I am sure there is an app or a configure that can fix my problem and I don't know what I am looking for.


Thanks
 
Old 10-10-2006, 11:13 AM   #2
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What desktop are you using (KDE, Gnome, XFCE, etc)?
 
Old 10-10-2006, 09:54 PM   #3
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I mostly use KDE... Sometimes Gnome if there is a gnome program that won't run in KDE.
 
Old 10-10-2006, 10:46 PM   #4
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su to root and run this at a shell prompt:

xdpyinfo|grep -i dimensions:

You will see a line similar to:

dimensions: 3840x1440 pixels (806x302 millimeters)

Do the reported width and height of your monitor match the actual size of your screen (as measured in mm)? If not, you need to modify the DisplaySize in the Monitor sections of your xorg.conf file, then restart X. If the DPI is way off, your button sizes and placement could be screwy.
 
Old 10-11-2006, 12:36 AM   #5
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Ok so what I got was:

1280X1024 pixels (378X302 millimeters)

Now when I check the model specs it says the active display area is:

Default : 14.2" x 10.6" (360mm x 270mm)
Overscan : 14.4" x 10.8" (366mm x 275mm)

Would that make enough of a difference to make my Task Bar icons really tiny? I mean like smaller than my cursor? I figured that it was because of some default setting some where. I changed all the desktop Icons and window borders. But I just can't find out what effects the contents of a window. For instance in my firefox window I can blow up the text on websites. The borders around look fine. But the tabs are small. So is the location bar.
 
Old 10-11-2006, 08:23 AM   #6
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If I right click on my taskbar/kicker left hand end by the home and console icons, I get menu with the choice of 'Panel Menu' which gives me a 'Configure - KDE Panel' Window.

On the Arrangement tab, you should see Position, Length, and Size --- you can either choose a pulldown option or 'custom' to increase the pixel height (and Icon size) you need to click on the apply to change it on your screen.

Hope this helps
 
Old 10-11-2006, 02:34 PM   #7
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If I right click on my taskbar/kicker left hand end by the home and console icons, I get menu with the choice of 'Panel Menu' which gives me a 'Configure - KDE Panel' Window.

On the Arrangement tab, you should see Position, Length, and Size --- you can either choose a pulldown option or 'custom' to increase the pixel height (and Icon size) you need to click on the apply to change it on your screen.

Hope this helps

Not to be a stickler but that increases the things that are controlled by KDE. But the programs that go inside the window frame do not change size. For instance the bar icons for running programs. Or what ever runs in the window. For instance Patience has cards the size of my thumb now.

I don't know if all this is set by a default option somewhere or if each program sets its own default sizes.
 
Old 10-11-2006, 07:24 PM   #8
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Ok, my display settings are 1400x1050, and if i open kde's patience game (Klondike, by default) I get a 1/4 sized window (i.e. 4 similar sized windows would fit on the whole screen at one time without overlapping).

The cards are about 2 inches by 1.5 inches and perfectly managable. How big is your default window, because there appears to be no option to resize the window, and stretching the window has no affect on the card size.

Let me know your settings and I will try to find out where in xorg, or the kde control panel or the display settings I have something different -- so that you can change yours.

hope this helps
 
Old 10-11-2006, 09:28 PM   #9
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Here is a snapshot of my desktop.... maybe I am nuts but I hate really small text and icons that I need a magnifying glass on.

http://www.chibipa.com/snapshot1.png

Look next to the calculator icon the gaim and update manager are really small. This is the problem I can not adjust the pixel size on these. When I am running xmms I can hardly read whats on the screen much less tell where the play button is.
 
  


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