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Old 02-03-2007, 07:34 PM   #1
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Large Windows in Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu and noticed that things look very large compared to Windows. My resolution is 1280x1024 and while that was enough space for me the last time I used Ubuntu, it doesn't seem like I have a lot of space. I used the same resolution in Windows, and yet I had much more space in programs like Firefox. For example, my bookmarks list would be fully visible on Windows, but on Ubuntu, I have to scroll down to see the rest of them.

I think it may be because the fonts in the toolbar menus are too large, but I'm not sure how to change them. Can anyone help me with this?

Here's a screenshot.
Old 02-03-2007, 08:50 PM   #2
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It looks quite normal to me.

Somewhere in your menus you will find an item on font sizes. It will will under system settings--perhaps under something like "appearance".

Good idea to browse the settings menus regardless......
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Trying using Luxi Sans font at about 9 or 10 px
Old 02-03-2007, 10:21 PM   #4
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You can choose to just show icons in your menus. Also, as stated above, a font type/size change may help you. I use DejaVu Sans at 10pt on my system. Here's a look...

My resolution is 1024X768 on a 19" monitor.
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I used Ubuntu and I had a problem after I installed it. The screen would be at a 1280 X 1024 resolution, but after I rebooted my system it would come up in 800 X 600 for some reason. I'd reboot and it would come back to normal. If anyone knows what causes this problem I would appreciate the help. I don't use Ubuntu for that reason alone. If I didn't have that problem I would use Ubuntu as my distro. I don't have the resolution problem in any of the other distros I've tried.
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I seem to recall something in Ubuntu where the check box logic was reversed--you had to UNcheck the box to tell it to use the setting on re-boot. Worth a try
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The menue you are looking for is the font setting menue which is located ubder System > Preferences > Font to change the font size. To change your screen resolution you'd navigate to the sysyem > Prefferences > Screenreollution and select your desired resolution.

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