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Old 01-12-2003, 12:00 AM   #1
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Question enlarging text without altering the resolution

Im beginning to feel like i live here lately...

How can i alter the text size all over in mandrake 9.0
Ive tried under setting in KDE for the browser but it doesnt seem to kick in.
MY dads like 70 and likes linux but the text is too small, so please help me to help him and i can get back to playing with my own linux problems lol

Is there a application for sight impaired etc??
Old 01-13-2003, 02:06 AM   #2
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change font size
or better still, change theme to one other than default under KDE
this one of the few times that a reboot is necessary to make a change happen

i know this cus i have changed themes in KDE and thought, "but it hasn't made much difference" and then next time i start up all the on screen fonts are much bigger
Old 01-13-2003, 07:53 AM   #3
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A theme does not require a reboot... Restart X instead:

Yes, there are utilities for impaired, check out:
I found these all listed here:

If you are interested in something much more geared towards seeing impaired:



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