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Old 01-11-2015, 05:52 AM   #1
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Robolinux - change % size of screen


for some reason (I think I accidently hit ctrl & another button) & it caused my screen objects to shrink- so webpage size of font objects etc, on desktop- icons have gone tiny & tabs labels on the web browser have shrunk.

How on earth do I change the size % display?
I just cannot find it!
 
Old 01-11-2015, 06:18 AM   #2
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Did you Ctrl and -?

If so try Ctrl and +.

This is common on all web browsers I am familiar with.

The desktop icons are a different matter. What desktop environment are you using. I know Robolinux offers Gnome, Xfce and Lxde at least.

The window management is a bit different in each of them.

I have not run Gnome Shell since it was in development, Lxde was a long time ago too. To add to that I don't use desktop icons.

So all I can tell you on that score is that in Xfce it is controled by the Settings Manager under Desktop>Icons. I doubt you are using Xfce because I know of no keybinding to change desktop icon size that is enabled by default.
 
Old 01-11-2015, 08:50 PM   #3
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hey widget.
yeah I did try ctrl + straight after - but didn't fix. I use gnome version.

I'll have do a bit more work on it- thanks....
 
Old 01-11-2015, 11:55 PM   #4
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That really should, I think, only affect the browser page.

Gnome has always had some sort of Gnome Control Center, the package for it is in my repos so it is there in your menu. I am no longer even familiar with how that is set up but the Gnome Shell search function should find it easily.

There used to be a menu for dealing with the way Nautilus controls the desktop too but I haven't a clue what it is called or if it still exists even. Assuming it does exist it should be in the nautilus documentation somewhere.

Your version is basically Debian 7. This would be true if you were running some other desktop environment (DE). All the DE does is give you a graphic user interface which usually includes tools to deal with that particular DE. Basically just a complex set of programs running on top of your OS.

I used Gnome for years. Loved it. Gnome Shell has its points but it is not really all that great, at least without a touch screen, for me.

Xfce is kind of "backwards" in most peoples oppinion. I am a grumpy geezer so that may be why it appeals to me. I do think that the Xfce panel system as expressed in Xfce 4.8 (Xfce version used in Debian 7) is what the Gnome 2 panel system wanted to grow up to be.

I have no idea how Robolinux sets up Xfce though. As they used Ubuntu as a base for a while they probably set it up like Xubuntu which is not at all optimal.

Can't find a package list for what is included with each of their ISOs. This bothers me some. But it could be I just didn't look hard enough.

Most reputable distros do have such a list that is easy to find how ever.

There are a number of things about this distro that bother me. I can, for instance, easily set up a virtual environment with VM or VB that will do exactly what they claim is so unique about their distro. Can't say it is false advertising but it is, to me, rather misleading.
 
Old 01-12-2015, 04:27 AM   #5
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thanks widget for such a comprehensive reply. I have found that using Robolinux is generally quite pleasing, it's very responsive, logical, & doesn't just fail re- buggy, but I do agree with you about the VM thing- although it was much easier to setup than doing it 'manually'....

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