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Old 09-10-2004, 06:07 AM   #1
gsd750
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Question daft desktop / gnome question


(Newbie to FC2 )

Distro: FC2 (using Gnome)

Since installing FC2 last week, I'm pretty pleased so far and have managed to get a lot of things working

The question is, why is everything so huge ? I can't find any settings to reduce Icon size, font sizes etc.

With most apps, with the size of the icons,toolbar buttons etc. theres hardly any room for anything else

Are there any settings I can change to reduce font sizes etc.? As a long time Windows developer I'm used to having tiny font sizes etc., so it's frustrating to fire up e.g. GEdit and have the equivalent of a 12pt font!



I'm really keen to completely ditch Windows (at home, anyway), but the jumbo fonts are drving me mad !!


I'd appreciate any suggestions

btw, I'm running 1024x768, which is the max res for my TFT display
 
Old 09-10-2004, 06:32 AM   #2
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You have activated an option in "gnome themes" for people with visual difficulties. I remember I did it once and took me some times before I could deactivate it (and I don't remember exactly how I did it).
 
Old 09-10-2004, 10:55 AM   #3
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Re: daft desktop / gnome question

Quote:
Originally posted by gsd750
[B](Newbie to FC2 )

Distro: FC2 (using Gnome)

Since installing FC2 last week, I'm pretty pleased so far and have managed to get a lot of things working

The question is, why is everything so huge ? I can't find any settings to reduce Icon size, font sizes etc.
Gnome ships with the icons set up for a 9 year old, doesn't it? It's hilarious.

If you go to your applications menu, and dig until you find Gnome configuration, you will find there are configuration tools in there that let you show the icons at 75% or 50% of their default size if you prefer. You can also right click on the desktop and find more configuration settings for the desktop itself in most Gnome enabled desktops. Also you can set font sizes in those tools for everything on the desktop and in applications as well.

Also, the problem could be your resolution is set too low for your system because you have not installed the video drivers for your graphics card yet. Video performance should improve massively after installing drivers for your chipset and video card.

You need a new display if 1024x768 is your max resolution. These days, even low-end used monitors will display up to 1600x1200. I run 1280x1024 on a cheap-o monitor I bought five years ago. So come on! Keep up with the times, baby! No wonder your desktop looks so bad.
 
  


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