On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 07:53 +1030, Tim wrote:
>> 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.
> 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.
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