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#1 Postby Dieselrider » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:35 pm

My monitor display runs well at 1280x720 with the screen filling the monitor like it should. However, each time I shut down or reboot the system wants to default to 1440x900 and then I have things off the screen, such as my minimize, maximize and red close program buttons. Why would the system want to default to such a large screen resolution?
Is there a way to stop this? Running M11 standard and I have a 19 inch monitor measured diagonally. Thanks

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Re: ----Display settings question

#2 Postby timkb4cq » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:51 pm

When you change the resolution in the System Settings -> Display & Monitor -> Size & Orientation are you using the Save as Default button after you apply the change? That should make the setting permanent.
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Re: ----Display settings question

#3 Postby uncle mark » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:55 pm

Dieselrider wrote:My monitor display runs well at 1280x720 with the screen filling the monitor like it should. However, each time I shut down or reboot the system wants to default to 1440x900 and then I have things off the screen, such as my minimize, maximize and red close program buttons. Why would the system want to default to such a large screen resolution?
Is there a way to stop this? Running M11 standard and I have a 19 inch monitor measured diagonally. Thanks


Because that's the native resolution of your monitor.

Rather than fight it (I used to try and force an other-than-native res), with M11 I finally went with the defaults and adjusted fonts and icon sizes and application display setting to accommodate my tired old eyes.
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#4 Postby Dieselrider » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:01 pm

timkb4cq wrote:When you change the resolution in the System Settings -> Display & Monitor -> Size & Orientation are you using the Save as Default button after you apply the change? That should make the setting permanent.

Not finding that button but after accepting that configuration, it is saying that is the default.

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#5 Postby Dieselrider » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:02 pm

uncle mark wrote:Because that's the native resolution of your monitor.

Rather than fight it (I used to try and force an other-than-native res), with M11 I finally went with the defaults and adjusted fonts and icon sizes and application display setting to accommodate my tired old eyes.


How do I go about doing that? Thanks

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#6 Postby lucky9 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:44 pm

In System Settings/Applications Appearance/

Be sure to go through kdesu systemsettings to set things.
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#7 Postby Dieselrider » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:56 am

lucky9 wrote:In System Settings/Applications Appearance/

Be sure to go through kdesu systemsettings to set things.

Thanks. I found where I can change the icon and font sizes. The default was a font size 9 and I went to 8 for all the fonts. Not sure I would want to go much smaller but don't know if that will help at all once I reboot and this all changes with the resolution?

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#8 Postby lucky9 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:06 am

You want to use larger fonts and the native resolution together. Native resolution should make the windows the right size. The larger fonts/icons will make it easier to read. I'd suggest going to 10. Some might need to go even larger.

If this doesn't help you'll need to adjust the dpi so that things are larger. But don't do that until trying the above.
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#9 Postby Dieselrider » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:55 am

lucky9 wrote:You want to use larger fonts and the native resolution together. Native resolution should make the windows the right size. The larger fonts/icons will make it easier to read. I'd suggest going to 10. Some might need to go even larger.

If this doesn't help you'll need to adjust the dpi so that things are larger. But don't do that until trying the above.

Well, I tried fonts set at 12 and when I reboot and open anything to full page the top row (title row with the close, minimize and maximize buttons are off screen with the default resolution. These settings make all the fonts larger and easier to read but, I really do not need them that size (yet). Just wish the resolution would fit the screen. How do I adjust the dpi?

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Re: ----Display settings question

#10 Postby lucky9 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:49 am

What is the model number of your monitor (or laptop)?
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