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  1. http://www.askvg.com/firefox-bookmarks-too...ti-row-toolbar/
  2. John, are you saying you could not get the add-on to display the multiline bookmarks, or you just did not like the appearance of it? As you can see from the screenshots, all firefox toolbars use the same font, not only the bookmarks. This is to suggest that changing the appearance of the bookmark toolbar is likely to affect other firefox toolbars and menus. I only have experience with ealier pre-KDE 4 versions of mandriva, in which firefox relied on GTK font libraries to display toolbars. I usually install both Gnome and KDE, even though I use KDE. This way I used to be able to adjust those fonts directly from Gnome Control Center, which I could run from KDE. Alternatively, in KDE 3.x one could allow KDE to take control over the appearance of GTK applications - there was an option for that in the KDE control center. You might want to try to find a similar option in KDE4.
  3. In early Firefox 2 versions, one had to manually edit the file chrome/userChrome.css in the user's Firefox profile. I have use that modified profile for years, it works with Firefox 3 as well. These days it can be done by installing an add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6937 , but I never tried it. Would you like to try this add-on first before messing with userChrome.css?
  4. I don't know if it is possible to reduce the fontsize in any way other than by choosing a different point size or weight. I guess you have tried that. But you can change the bookmark toolbar so that it uses two rows.
  5. It looks like it's a script thing. In MSWord, if I click a checkbox, a small window appears with several radio buttons, where one must choose the status "Checked/Unchecked". No such thing happens if I open the document in OOwriter. Regrettably, compatibility between OpenOffice and MSWord is still a myth. Edit: I should have mentioned that the form was likely prepared using one of the latest versions of MS Office, if that matters.
  6. Occasionally, I need to fill out some forms created using MSoffice and saved as RTF files. The forms contain checkboxes, you know those that when you click them a window pops up prompting you to select "Checked" or "Unchecked". When I open the form using OpenOffice (I think I have version 2.x.x), I only see a very narrow vertical gray bar in the place where the checkbox should be. If I hover the mouse over the bar, a yellow info box appears confirming that this is a checkbox, but clicking the gray bar produces no result. Does anybody have a solution?
  7. Quite an opposite, it is very common to make slides with LaTeX:-) If you use the document style seminar, you can add slide numbers using the package fancyhdr: \documentclass{seminar} \usepackage{pstcol} % To use the standard `color' package with Seminar \usepackage{semcolor} \usepackage{slidesec} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0pt} \renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt} \fancyhead[L]{} \fancyhead[R]{\theslide} \fancyfoot[C]{} % To center horizontally the headers and footers (see seminar.bug) \renewcommand{\headwidth}{\textwidth} \pagestyle{fancy}
  8. Driver problem? Different kernel modules? I am just trying to through some ideas in the air....
  9. I was just saying that because I like the shadowed text on the desktop, I found a way to customize the theme I use to add this feature. So you should be able to find a way to customize your theme to turn it off, or switch to some other theme.
  10. AFAIK, the text under icons on the desktop has nothing to do with 3D effects. Likely, the appearance of the text is part of the desktop theme, so you might need to try other themes. I'am running Baghira for KDE and kinda like shadowed text on the desktop:-) But then, it's easy to turn it off.
  11. My only experience with Gnome is based on Ubuntu, Visual Effects were always found under Appearance :D. Are there any compiz related options menu in Mandriva control center?
  12. System -> Preferences -> Appearance -> Visual effects -> None
  13. The best way would be to manually edit the scripts, in case something goes wrong.
  14. Put the card in, let it get automounted and take note of the parameters in /etc/mtab. Unmount the card, mount it manually, and compare the content of /etc/mtab. This should tell you how to modify the card reader's entry in /etc/fstab.
  15. I use KDE 3.x, there is no problem here. I know that Ctrl-W closes windows/tabs in Firefox. Also Kate, Kedit and alike associate Ctrl-W with the "Close file" function. Your experience suggests that KDE4 has made this conflicting shortcut a standard across all applications. I would suggest to try Gnome.
  16. 1. When on batteries make user your laptop uses the Powersave CPU frequency policy, as tux99 said, 2. Check which services are running (Mandriva Control Center -> System->Services). Stop and disable for good those that you don't use. In particular, turn off file indexing. 3, Turn off/disable bluetooth, fingerprint reader, etc. 4. Turn down the screen brigtness. Edit: run the powertop command and try the suggested improvements.
  17. Are you talking about the same card? If it is the same product, but not the same card, there may be a simple explanation. Card manufacturers sometimes package different chipsets under the same product name, but give it a different version. It is not uncommon that version 1.1 of product X works with native Linux drivers, and version 1.2 is just waste of money, even though the cards appear to be identical.
  18. From my experience, any HP LaserJet that supports postscript should work. I am recalling that I opted for an HP LaserJet 1200 series printer for this very reason, since cheaper printers (such as series 1100) did not support postscript. If you can upgrade your printer, to a postscript one, do so.
  19. coverup

    hda and sda

    It just does :-) The hda, hdb, etc. naming convention was used for ATA drives. SATA/PATA drives have different controllers and use different drivers AFAIK.
  20. I don't have /etc/X11/XvmCConfig on my box - I guess this is an NVIDIA specific file. Perhaps, a man page for Xorg and NVIDIA can shed some light on how to force the driver use other modes. As I mentioned, I use the command line utility called xrandr for this. Also, Mandriva Control Center used to have an option for manually changing and testing display resolution. Worth checking... You are correct, many sites are authored in a way you mentioned. Just like you, I like crisp and big fonts and therefore have seen this problem many times. In many cases, the fix is to set a minimum fontsize in Firefox to say 18pt, though this may screw up the layout of some webpages. I however have a somewhat personal view ob this. You see, a properly designed webpage must meet certain accessibility standards including being accessible by sight impaired folks. If a web designer chose to ignore this requirement, they are in breach with equal opportunity laws the least. I am not suggesting each such designer should face a court over this, after all many of them simply are unaware of the problem because they have big screen displays and small brains. But you can complain or simply take your business elsewhere.
  21. As I was suspecting... In that case don't rush with editing xorg.conf. You just need to increase DPI (dots per inch) font setting, this will scale all fonts up but will keep them crisp. In GNOME, the DPI setting is found under Preferences-> Appeareance-> Fonts (or similar). In KDE 3.X the settings is in the KDE control center (kcontrol) -> Appearance & Themes -> Fonts. In theory, you can also change DPI settings by specifying DisplaySize in the Monitor section in xorg.conf, by starting xserver with the flag -dpi XXX (where XXX is the desired DPI setting), or by adding option "DPI" to the Device section of xorg.conf. I am saying this should work in theory, since I was unable to change the DPI settings on my T61 with Intel X3100. Apparently, the driver for intel cards takes care of this setting, and the fonts are auto-scaled. However since you have T61p and Nvidia, you may have more luck.... By the way, the GNOME method will work in Ubuntu as well, no need to switch to a lower resolution.
  22. I replied to your other post with some instructions as to how to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Fn+F7 works on my T61, but to get it working I had to edit various files related to acpi and also created a script from various bits and pieces I found on ThinkWiki. The script uses xrandr since have intel X3100 graphics. AFAIK, Nvidia has its own utility to configure external monitor, you could try using it instead.
  23. Please explain why do you refer to 1920x1200 as "unusable" - does it work at all? Usually, under low resolutions the screen looks fuzzy, and you may want to think twice whether you really want to drop the resolution. To switch to a lower resolution, I use the utility called xrandr - though I have an intel video card. If xrandr does not work for you, you may need to edit the Xwindow configuration file /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Please check the content of this file and locate lines similar to these # Monitor preferred modeline (60.1 Hz vsync, 55.7 kHz hsync, ratio 16/10) ModeLine "1440x900" 102 1440 1488 1520 1832 900 903 909 926 -hsync -vsync # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake] ModeLine "1440x900_60" 106.47 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -HSync +Vsync and Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Virtual 1900 1200 EndSubsection In your case the preferred modeline will probably start with "1900x1200", but you need to have a lower resolution modelines such as "1440x900_60" in my example. Comment out the line that starts with "Virtual...", and add instead a line containing the desired modes, with the preferred mode listed first Modes "1440x900_60" "1900x1200" After restarting the X server (press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, or simply reboot) you should be able to switch between modes by pressing Ctrl-Alt-+ and Ctrl-Alt--.
  24. In fact, I did try this method, but the drive did not mount anyway - don't know why....
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