Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Icons and fonts to small for a 24" monitor

Posted on 2004-04-30
6
Medium Priority
?
326 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I just upgraded a user's workstation Ultra 10 to Solaris 2.8 from 2.6.  When I hooked up the monitor back up the size of the icons and fonts we're to small for the 24 inch monitor.  Is there a command I can use to change to increase the size of the icons and fonts to match the size of the monitor?

Thanks,

Brian
0
Comment
Question by:bburton
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:fim32
ID: 10961223
i think that would have to depend on your window manager...  in gnome, you would applications->desktop preferences->font

in cde, you would go to Desktop Controls, that's the icon on the bar that's between the printers and the load meter...
0
 

Author Comment

by:bburton
ID: 10985061
THanks for the suggestion, that only increase the font sizes.  I'm trying to find a way to have the icon's size be proportional to the size of the screen.  When the user opens an icon, the appilcation looks like it belongs on a 17-19" monitor.  It's way to small to read.

Thanks
0
 

Expert Comment

by:rkotara
ID: 10992510
What window manager are you using and what is your graphics adapter (video card) model?
0
 

Author Comment

by:bburton
ID: 11039191
I was able to figure out what I needed to do.

Ran fbconfig -dev /dev/fb -res 1280x800x76
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
modulo earned 0 total points
ID: 11075762
Closed, 125 points refunded.

modulo
Community Support Moderator
Experts Exchange
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you do backups in the Solaris Operating System, the file system must be inactive. Otherwise, the output may be inconsistent. A file system is inactive when it's unmounted or it's write-locked by the operating system. Although the fssnap utility…
I promised to write further about my project, and here I am.  First, I needed to setup the Primary Server.  You can read how in this article: Setup FreeBSD Server with full HDD encryption (http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Unix/BSD/FreeBSD/A_3660-S…
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question