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This is very frustrating...I downloaded the free 3 disk selection of Mandrake to play around until
my purchased full 6 disk version arrives in the mail. I'm not sure if the full 6 disk version will fix the problems that I'm already having.
I find that I prefer KDE to GNOME but I see a big difference with fonts. It seems GNOME has the correct size fonts but I don't like the plain desktop, and ugly icons etc. So I boot up on KDE which looks 100% better. What I can't understand is why the fonts on apps and some browsers are so small you can barely read it. The text on the web page is fine, but the text on the toolbars are smaller than 5 pt even though it's set at 10 or 12.
This is pretty consistent except in the Konquerer browser where the fonts seem ok.
Why are the fonts not a readble size in KDE but is in GNOME?
Even the cut and paste feature with the right click is showing fonts smaller than 5pt.
Your Mandrake installation probably set the monitor resolution as high as it would go. That is what it did to me on two computers. If you have Mdk 10.1 just click on the little blue rectangle by the clock - or if it isn't there use the menu
System, Configuration, Hardware, Screen Resize
When you reboot, it will go back to the high resolution. You have to make the change permanent.
Sorry to bother you, I just want to figure this out before I install the full version on my system.
Ok, that little triangle that you mentioned is not there so I went to System, Configuration, Hardware, Screen Resize, and well, nothing happened. Not a menu, not anything.
So I went into "configure your computer" for the 10th time and went into hardware/ screen resolution again and tried messing with that without any luck. I'm set at 800 x 600, and any other setting makes the desktop as a whole either too big or small.
I guess I'll try booting in GNOME to see if that triangle exists but GNOME looks fine, it's just KDE, which is the one that I want to use...
I tried over and over, there is nothing above my clock
When I click screen resize and rotate from before, it pops up briefly in the lower task bar and is gone. I have looked over and over for a blue triangle. This is what I have in my menu next to my clock,..kwikdisk, volume, configure display (blue folder with arrows..Korganizer, KsCD, Kmail and my clock in analog. When I go back to the configure display, I've been here before, I played around with 768X576..in fact a lot of these settings..Nothing worked without distorting my overall desktop.
"You can also adjust the font sizes.
Look and Feel
I hate to say it, but I've spent hours messing with this very area. In fact "anything" that I could find that said text or font, I've messed with.