Debian :: Text / Icon / Window Sizing And Changing Resolution?
Feb 17, 2015
I am running Debian Jessie with Gnome 3.14.2 on a Macbook Pro 15" with retina display. My resolution is currently set to 2880:1800 and any time I try to lower it, the whole screen goes to black (even if I change it to something in the 16:10 ratio) and I just have to keep force restarting when doing that. I want to lower it because a lot of stuff is really small. Certain aspects of windows in programs are so small, and in order to properly view stuff on my web browser I have to increase the magnification to around 250% for it to be reasonable.
Some things seem normally sized in the windows, and thus make things awkward on the screen, especially in chrome. Is there a way to fix this without having to change my resolution and/or font sizes? Making font sizes bigger on the gnome tweak tool makes things look a bit more awkward because it squeezes the text into small spaces. I would rather keep a higher resolution for a better picture, and changing it seems to mess things up. Here is what my browser looks like (without magnifying). Notice how the font size in the bookmark bar is disproportionately large compared to the buttons in the top right to close/max/min the window.
And this problem isn't just in the browser, but for example, in matlab everything is extremely tiny. I want to make everything larger, not just the text...
linux newbie here -- there is a feature in windows 7 that I would love to make work here. I'm sure there is some way to do it, given how customizable linux is, but I have no idea how.
In windows 7, if you hit the Windows key + the left arrow, it will automatically resize the window you are looking at to fill half the screen, on the left side. Likewise if you push the right arrow, for the right side, Windows+up arrow maximizes, and windows + down arrow minimizes. Does anyone have an idea of how I can configure ubuntu to do the same thing?
I have tried the Netbook Edition as a live CD (SD card actually) and as a VMWare virtual machine - trying to decide if I want to use it rather than the "real" distro on my netbook. The issue which is bugging me at the moment is that all windows seem to open full screen. Granted this is generally appropriate with a small display. However, I do not need a full screen terminal window.
So, I right click on the titlebar and select Unmaximize (took me a while to figure out that one as there are no window close, min, max buttons displayed) and I set the window to the size I want it. I then close the terminal. When I launch terminal again it is full screen.
Is there a way to tell gnome to remember the last window size for an app? My 10.04 desktop seems to do this by default.
I want to known how can I change the windows appareance and not the style.When I execute for exemple a prgram like thunar or iceweasel ... the button the window background are with a depth I want to try to window without a depth like this
and not like this
I download a lot theme so when I copy this theme in the syle repertory I change it in the open menu and only the titlebar change but not the button, scroll bar ...how do I do to change them ?
I would like to set the default text editor in Xfce to gedit. The only solution that I found on Google was to right click on a given text file, select 'open with other application', sleect gedit, and make sure that the "use as default kind" button is checked. Unfortunately this only works for text files with the same extension as the original file. Is there a way of setting every text file to open with gedit by default that doesn't involve repeating this exercise for every possible text file extension (.c, .py, .h, .hs, etc.)?
I searched the archives and didn't find anything on this, and was just wondering if there is a problem if you load Ubuntu 9.1 and have a display that's higher than 1024x768. I'd prefer a machine with a higher res, but I've heard that Ubuntu will only go as high as 1024x768.I'm guessing, however, that by 9.1, it should recog the higher res while loading and it won't be a problem, but thought I'd check before shelling out on a machine with a nicer display.
I recently upgraded the motherboard/processor on my computer (as in quadrupled the processor and octupled the ram). The new board has a built in GPU (intel) and from searching the forums, I think this is part of the problem. Every time I boot up the computer, I need to open the Compiz icon and use it to reload the window manager before I see any title bars, borders, etc. 've tried the .bashrc hack (metacity --replace), but that doesn't do anything. In fact, whenever I open the terminal, I need to have two tabs open in order to use it, and when I close it all the borders go away again (even when I haven't done anything). Also, the onboard sound card (intel) doesn't work, but that's another task (I at least have a compatible card for that).
My system boots, I login and am brought to my desktop. I click on the file system icon in the launcher to open a Nautilus window. The window opens, but is unresponsive (i.e., I can't move it, clicking on the icons does nothing, etc.). If I press the super key to get the dash and the press escape, the window becomes responsive again, just like normal.
If I open a folder in the window, the window becomes halfway unresponsive in that I can't move the window, but I can select more folders and toolbar icons. The top menu no longer appears at this point, and I can't access any of the system icons on the top right of the screen. Alt-F4 closes the window even if the close button doesn't work.As another example, suppose I open a Nautilus window and then a Chromium window. Both are immediately unresponsive. If I super-esc again, I can move the Chromium window around, and it seems to work normally. I can click on the Nautilus window, but it always stays greyed out. Even if I'm clicking on things in it, the Chromium window always has focus.
I had a similar experience to this with VLC and Chromium. After clicking around enough I eventually got it to the point where VLC apparently always had focus, but I couldn't access any of VLC's controls. Double clicking anywhere on the screen fullscreened the video, and that's all I could really do. Not even escape worked to bring it back.I can usually press super to get the dash and Alt-F2 to get a command prompt. Also Alt-Shift-T seems to usually work to bring up a working Terminal (at least one that accepts commands, even if I can't move the window).Does anyone have any ideas on what might be causing this? The behavior is highly unpredictable and extremely frustrating. I should note that key commands don't always work, even though they seem to in my examples. So I don't think it's just a mouse issue.
When you install Firefox for example, it also installs it's icons on my machine.
But let's say I want to change the Firefox icon from the default one to this one: [URL]... I would assume that all I need to do is find where the default Firefox icon is stored, delete it (or move it elsewhere), and replace it by the new one. But where does Ubuntu store the default icons for Firefox?
On Windows I use 1920x1080 (the monitors normal setting), but Ubuntu won't recognise the resolution. (it sets me at 1024x768 ) I've tried a couple of different guides but none of them worked.It only shows four different default resolutions:
How can i change the system icon for maya? Because i now have a default window icon for maya and I want to change that for a custom icon.It does not work changing the desktop icon or menu icon or launcher icon because it's not connected with the system icon
I'm slowly getting used to Gnome 3 and trying to give it a chance. After a few oddities (like it swallowing my Gnome Shell and Tilda invocations because I use Super in them) then I think I'm slowly getting used to it. There are still some things I miss from Compiz, but it has potential and I like some bits (the notifications and dialogs).I don't know what got upgraded, but my themes seemed to be working before yet today I've got the default Sonar rather than my darker Sonar theme with a fixed Chromium style. I've managed to change the titlebar theme, but I can't change the GTK theme or the icon theme.
Running "gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme" reports "Tango-green", but I still have the default icon theme and using Appearances only partially works.Running "gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme" reports "SonarLighter" (the menu bar is lighter to match the Uniq theme) but I'm definitely seeing Sonar.I've tried gnome-tweak-tool from someone's OBS, but various dependencies seem to be missing (first it bails with the wrong GI version, then I updated some other bits and tried again, but even after switching a dozen or more packages then it never started).
i have been trying to change the menu logo icon with the ubuntutweak option.. after i load the 24x24 png image the panel reloads but the image doesnt change... how do i change it? now the menu icon doesnt open the menu at first click, i have to click on it a couple of times and then it opens
I created a custom launcher for 2 wine programs on my desktop and dragged them to my launcher to add them. They were both using the default cup of wine icon.The first one kept this icon, the second one changed to the default custom launcher icon for gnome. I have since changed them to the games real icons but they aren't changing in the launcher even after removing and re-adding it to the launcher.So 2 things are happening here, it seems the launcher is unable to use the same icon multiple times, and the launcher is "remembering" the icon's somewhere separatly from what the custom launcher is saying the icon should be.
i'm trying to change the resolution on a small device i have been making.. it has the X86 and i have installed the lasted ubuntu 9.10..
the only problem is that the monitor i am going to use very soon supports 480x234 resolution or 320x240 resolution.. set this resolutions into my xorg so that i can finally see a clear images onto the new 7" monitor..
I am having trouble changing the resolution in my Computer,I am new to Linux and somehow, Lucky, I got this program to install, I installed it on a Dell PowerEdge 1850 with a Radeon 7000 Video card,I had another one set-Up before which gave me a resolution of 1400 x xxxxx? Was great, this one only offers 800 x 600 and some other very low resolutions, The programing allows me to change it and demands I log out, Restart x and log in again, took me a day to figure out what was "x" and how to restart it, but no response. Still the same.
In reading the Forums I see this command allot "/sbin/lspci -m" But, too bad, nobody tells exactly where to type that series of digits to get any response,
I tried to place a mono icon in usr/icons/etc but I didn't have the permission to do so. I tried to change my user profile to Admin, thinking I could go back to custom, but that hasn't and it isn't allowing me to go back to my previous setting.
Within minutes of being an Admin user I noticed I couldn't even unmount something. I really need to figure out how to change my profile back to default.
After that has been dealt with, I would like some guidance on how to gain root access to put my icon where it needs to be.
Recently updated to 10.10 Wondering if it's possible to change the start icon on the gnome panel? In the past I have been able to accomplish this by navigating to the theme's icon folder (usr/share/icons), replacing it with my new icon, updating the cache and restarting gnome. That method doesn't seem to be working however.
Let's start with some context: About a week ago, I saw in the university computer that the text mode consoles(ctrl+alt+f[n]) worked with a great resolution on a 19" wide screen (I think it is 1440x900) running fedora 11. So I wondered if I could make the text consoles at home to work with a good resolution also.So I started to search for that and found the kernel parameter vga= . The problem: it doesn't support 1440x900 or any other 16:10 resolution for my graphic card. Then I thought that maybe fedora uses some module that allows that, because the livecd allows a good resolution (by default) on my desktop computer.
What I thought so far is that fedora is not using vesa for the virtual console (which i think is the driver that ubuntu uses) and I want to know what driver it is and how to use it in ubuntu (either compiling the kernel or simply installing something).I don't even know if my guesses are right or not. But I've gathered some info so far:From /var/log/messages (fedora 12 livecd) I got this part, which I think is the really interesting one.Quote:
Mar 2 22:37:18 localhost kernel: [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810 Mar 2 22:37:18 localhost kernel: [drm] radeon defaulting to kernel modesetting. Mar 2 22:37:18 localhost kernel: [drm] radeon kernel modesetting enabled.
I changed the resolution in Gnome to something that my monitor cannot recognize. However, I can get into the shell, and am wondering if their is a way to change the Gnome resolution via the shell commands.
I'm using lucid x86_64. I tried changing the grub menu resolution and it works fine on 1024x786 and 1280x1024 but since my monitor is a widescreen lcd i tried the native resolution which is 1440x900 which gives a message "Frequency out of range" during boot after bios post. but then after 10 secs ubuntu boots w/o any problems...also I get the same problem with 1280x800 so i'm guessing it doesn't support wide screen resolutions...is there a workaround?