[CentOS] Screen sizes

Fri Apr 7 02:11:41 UTC 2006
William L. Maltby <BillsCentOS at triad.rr.com>

On Thu, 2006-04-06 at 20:53 -0500, Paul wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-04-06 at 15:22 -0400, William L. Maltby wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-04-06 at 13:32 -0500, Chris Peikert wrote:
> > > How do you resize the screen to fit everything in it? I cant tell what
> > > the resolution is set at but would like to change it. 
> > 
> > Do I detect a brand new user here? If so, your Q's are just beginning.
> > Be careful not to alienate the ones who may be able to help. Besides the
> > books you mentioned earlier, be sure and google, etc. Also, check out
> > the FAQ for CentOS for some tips that help all of us.
> <SNIP>
> > If you are neededing to get more text into a browser, often a <ctl> and
> > + or <ctl> and - will change fonts. In xterms, you need to use the View
> > menu to do it.
> A much simpler way for a new user to do it would be to go into the
> "Applications" panel menu, then go into "System Settings" and select the
> "Display" application.

Not to be argumentative, but isn't it simpler for a new user to either
change screen resolution by a <ctl>-<alt> and plus/minus *if* he had
multiple resolutions set up already than to navigate unknown menus? That
was at the start of this thread. If he doesn't have it set up, then
while in a browser or xterm, again a 2 key combo for temporary grow or
shrink seems simpler than navigating strange menus. MHO.

But I'm an old CLI guy and have always gone for the shortest distance...

> This is assuming you are using the system in GUI mode, since you are
> asking a question about changing display resolution probably a good bet.
> Nothing like making things more complex for a new user than needed.

Confusion was not intentional. If you had come on the scene sooner, I
could have kept quiet and let you show the "right" way. I was looking
for the shortest path to his immediate need. He wanted to get more on
the screen.

> <snip sig>

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