On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 10:02 -0600, Aaron Konstam wrote:
On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 07:53 +1030, Tim wrote:
> Robin Laing:
> >> The CTRL+ALT+(NUM +/-) are for the whole screen. Not just a window.
> >> Handy if you are looking at a web page that has small graphics on them
> >> or just aging eyes like I do and need to see things bigger than normal.
> >> It is related to the x-server.
> >> FWIW, it isn't working on my F8 machine with a Nvidia video card.
> >> I just looked at my xorg.conf file and I do not have an other resolution
> >> in it. I will have to play with the resoultion in the xorg.conf file.
> Aaron Konstam:
> > This does not work for me in f7.
> What's your xorg.conf file like? Those hotkeys switch between different
> screen modes listed in your xorg.conf file (e.g. 800x600, 1024x800,
> etc.). If you don't have a list of choices, it's not going to switch.
> The modern behaviour of X is to not have a list of them in the
> configuration file, but for it to automatically use the highest mode
> compatible with your monitor and display adaptor, determined when
> starting up X.
> For things like LCD monitors, it's typically only going have just one
> fixed resolution. And you may find it easier to use something else as a
> screen magnifier. e.g. I had a play with using compiz's zoom feature a
> few days ago, I could hold down a super key and use the mouse wheel to
> zoom in and out.
> I haven't tried the screen magnifier that's part of the assistive
> technologies preferences, I don't know how that does its trick.
I need to send my brain in for a memory adjustment. Of course know of
that feature for changing the resolution of the screen. I have used it
for years. I need to slap myself a few times and maybe that will help.
And Tim was right again . It is tied to the screen modes listed in
xorg.conf. I have none listed so ctrl-alt-+ does not work. My computer
is a laptop with a LCD monitor. I will have to try it on my f8 desktop
when I get home.
I'm using an LCD, so I guess that settles my hash. Thanks.