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Old 12-26-2003, 10:24 PM   #1
jwhiz
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Unhappy invisible buttons in dialog windows


Hi
After some time away, I now have some time to spend continuing to figure out Linux...I have been able to set up a dual boot with win98 and Caldera openlinux, and today figured out how to get way better resolution [again] after checking NEC site...
anyway

question here is, after messing around with the kde setup wizard, I have the user desktop emulating windows, and the root desktop emulating MacOS, which may be nice, it's hard to tell because I now cannot get to buttons at the bottom of the dialog windows!!!! I can't change anything, or generally do anything from a regular size window!
In both the user and root kde, there is a bar [has three icons when moved regular Kstart bar out of the way] along the bottom of the screen, blocking the bottom of the windows, and in the root [mac-a-like], there is also a bar at the top...this may be useful, but until I can figure out how to see the bottoms of windows, and resize fullscreen windows...I feel so retarded...

The distro here is Caldera OpenLinux 2.3, and the monitor is an old NEC multisync XE15 [playing with monitor controls doesn't help].
 
Old 12-27-2003, 01:03 AM   #2
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Sounds like you need to go back to the default desktop and start over with the customizing job.
 
Old 12-27-2003, 11:15 AM   #3
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that's a good idea...
where do I access the default desktop? [I can't click on the usual ok/apply/etc. buttons!!! some windows can be shrunk, but most are filling the screen!!!!!!]
 
Old 12-27-2003, 11:01 PM   #4
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I would say there's nothing to loose at this point just exit out of X and delete some folders in /home/username

like .kde and such.


ls -la will show hidden folders. When you run the desktop again it will be a fresh install.
 
  


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