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    Default Magnify the desktop's appearance.

    Hello !

    I am working on a quite big desk where my computer is located on the left side of it. Sometimes is needed to pull the keyboard and the mouse away from the monitor when for example I want to study some papers.

    I do not want to change my monitor's position I just want to be able to increase the way my desktop looks like (font size, MOUSE POINTER size, taskbar and windows size) so to be able to view th e monitor's content from a bigger distance. Of course size should be easily restored back to normal when I decide to work "normally" on my computer.

    Do you know if that is possible with opensuse 11.2 and kde 4.3.X version?

    I would like to thank you in advance for your help.

    Best Regards
    Al.

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    Default Re: Magnify the desktop's appearance.

    Hold Ctrl and roll your mouse wheel away from you
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    This works in firefox and konqueror. What about the mouse pointer?

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    Default Re: Magnify the desktop's appearance.

    Quote Originally Posted by alaios View Post
    This works in firefox and konqueror. What about the mouse pointer?
    Don't know
    Unless you select a larger mouse theme from the system settings
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    Default Re: Magnify the desktop's appearance.

    alaios wrote:

    > I do not want to change my monitor's position I just want to be able to
    > increase the way my desktop looks like (font size, MOUSE POINTER size,
    > taskbar and windows size) so to be able to view th e monitor's content
    > from a bigger distance. Of course size should be easily restored back to
    > normal when I decide to work "normally" on my computer.


    Change the screens resolution to a lower one in KDE system-settings.

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    Default Re: Magnify the desktop's appearance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Maaskant View Post
    Change the screens resolution to a lower one in KDE system-settings.

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    There are even shortcuts for switching resolutions: crtl+alt++ and crtl+alt+-

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    Default Re: Magnify the desktop's appearance.

    I would like to thank you for your replies! Unfortunately the shortcuts you provided do not work. What should I try ?

    Best Regards
    Alex

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    KDE4: Systemsettings - Display/Monitor - Size and Orientation. Change to your needs, Apply, Done.
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    Default Re: Magnify the desktop's appearance.

    Quote Originally Posted by alaios View Post
    I would like to thank you for your replies! Unfortunately the shortcuts you provided do not work. What should I try ?

    Best Regards
    Alex
    Try crtl+alt with the 'plus' and 'minus' signs on the numbers block? Works like a charm for me; almost a pity I don't need it.

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    Default Re: Magnify the desktop's appearance.

    Need to use the numkeypad + and -

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