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I've been looking into this issue for a while now, and I can't figure out why my desktop linux looks so ugly... well, the fonts anyway. I'm running SimplyMEPIS 2004.06 ...
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- 02-24-2005 #1
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- Feb 2005
KDE's overall look and appearance
I'm running SimplyMEPIS 2004.06 on my IBM ThinkPad T40 and I've installed the MS TrueType fonts.
Even with font anti-aliasing enabled, my fonts just look ugly, especially in Mozilla FireFox (the browser renders web sites satisfactorily, but the application's fonts are tiny, and I can't seem to figure out how to change that).
I see alot of screenshots on sites like KDE-Look and they look so purty, really gives Windows a run for its money, but I just can't seem to get mine to look that way.
I've installed the latest X.org as well, using apt-get, but that didn't seem to make any difference at all.
For some example screenshots, check out the screenshots for the PlastikQ theme - I am so jealous of desktops that look like that!
Any ideas on making linux look purty? Is it just me, or do I need SuSE to make my Linux more usable? (Seems like most of those impressive screenshots are running SuSE, which ships with X.org on SuSE 9.2)
- 02-24-2005 #2
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- Nov 2004
- Montreal, Canada
Have you installed the theme and "choose" it as default theme?
Go into the kde control center and choose the LookNFeel option. In there, you will be a ble to change/modify current visual theme.\"Meditative mind\'s is like a vast ocean... whatever strikes the surface, the bottom stays calm\" - Dalai Lama
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- 02-24-2005 #3
You can also adjust your fonts in the Control Center.
For adjusting fonts in firefox, go to Edit --> Preferences. In the "General" tab, there is a button for "Fonts and Colors"There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.
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- 02-24-2005 #4
With an LCD display like a laptop, you should turn on "sub-pixel rendering" in KDE Control Center.
Firefox is a GtK app, rather than a KDE app, so it will need to have its fonts configured separately. I haven't played around with GtK font configuration that much, but there are some really thorough How-To's out there.Isaac Kuo, ICQ 29055726 or Yahoo mechdan