I inactivated the nVidia driver and took another screenshot. On second look, it appears that what's really bigger is all the fonts. This is pushing everything out, including the KMenu, firefox tabs, etc.
Does this give anybody an idea?
Originally Posted by Larry Webb
I can not understand what you are trying to say.
Resolution, as used in the context of computer displays, is usually expressed as a ratio of display width in pixels to display height in pixels. When the resolution is increased, the available real-estate on the display is expected to also increase. Things - such as application windows - which used to take up a quarter of the screen might now only take up an 8th of the screen, because the fixed amount of pixels they require can be rendered in a smaller space.
I have _in_creased the resolution on my screen. The expected consequence of this is that things - such as application windows - should appear _smaller_. They should take up less of the desktop, as the desktop has been made bigger (in terms of it's dimensions as a matrix of pixels).
Nonetheless, in my particular case, increasing the resolution has made rendered objects appear bigger - the desktop has less open space than it did before. If you look at my screenshot, I think you'll see that things are much larger than they should be - in Amarok barely anything can be displayed (the first two letters of a song title, the list of artists in my library is probably half of what it should be) because everything is larger than it should be. When I login, the dots used to obscure the password don't even fit inside the textfield - the bottom quarter of the circle falls below the visible space. I am certain that this was not the case before.
I'm wondering what might have caused this, and how I can get my screen's real estate back. My resolution (as set in system settings > display and monitor) is 1680x1050 - a fairly high resolution that should give me a nice big desktop to work with. Instead, the desktop appears to be even smaller than it was before I installed this driver and upped the resolution. If I lower the resolution in this menu, as expected, the screen real-estate gets even less than it was before.
That may work for my Kmenu, but not the larger problem, unfortunately. Most things are still ludicrously large. Trying to read anything on the net, for example, is frustrating.
Originally Posted by Drakeo
nvidia-xconfig or jockey to settings and click display and adjust it.
I didn't see anything in jockey to edit settings - only a single pane to select and activate/inactivate drivers.
I tried using vnidia-xconfig and nvidia-settings to no avail. As I said above, it seems like the font is what's bigger, and the bigger windows (or more crowded windows) are a consequence of that. Any idea why the fonts have gotten bigger, or how to set them smaller?