January 27, 2009 at 10:09 pm #160873
I finally received my NC10 and installed everything and for me the most difficult thing getting used to is not the touchpad (which I increased the speed and practically removed the horizontal scrolling ranges) but the lack of pixels for resolution. Everything is so big relative to the screen size.
Does anyone have any tricks / tips for getting more usable screen space and making everything narrower like the task bar and the header or title bar, menu bar, and status bar for each window? Under the display settings, I have the font size set to normal, (which is the smallest setting), it’s too bad there isn’t a setting smaller than normal.
On the desktop, the icons are so big. I was able to change their size from 32 by 32 to 24 by 24 under the display settings, appearance tab, advanced, which makes the desktop look much better.
I installed IE7 and can surf the web with full screen which removes the title bar, menu bar and status bar. With IE7 you can also change the zoom level of the window which I tried to change to 90% (with a pinch) however, I have noticed that the area to click on an item, doesn’t always line up horizontally on the item, but often the item next to it, so that doesn’t work well. I instead reduced the text size to smallest, which is better, but images and windows within the webpage don’t get any smaller so it’s not perfect. (With 90% zoom level everything gets smaller, but like I said, the click areas don’t line up with the items.) The microsoft clear type really helps with viewing the smaller fonts.
For opening regular windows, the title bar, menu bar, and status bar are so large and take up too much screen space. Does anyone know of a way to make them smaller. Also any tweaks for making the taskbar a little narrower?January 28, 2009 at 12:35 am #181581Camo YoshiMember
*cough*Registry hack*cough*January 28, 2009 at 1:15 am #181579ChrisMember
Hi wstt, for the windows, the title bar, menu bar, and status bar etc go to Display Properties > Appearance, Advanced then click on the thing to resize in the picture shown then change the font size… this could work some way towards what you are trying to achieve.January 28, 2009 at 4:18 pm #181582
Thanks, I was actually playing with some of those settings but I never new I could actually click on the items in the picture above to actually figure out which corresponds with what. Thanks for pointing that out.January 28, 2009 at 4:35 pm #181583
It would be great to make the task bar half as wide too. Anyone know about this?January 28, 2009 at 7:18 pm #181578mauwongMember
Under Display Properties / Settings / Advanced, I think you could adjust the DPI to make your icon smaller. You could also auto hide the taskbar through taskbar properties (right click on start).January 28, 2009 at 8:14 pm #181580ParodyMember
There’s always Classic style! (Display Properties, Appearance, Windows and Buttons.) You could also look into sites with XP UI themes and see if they have some thin themes that you like.
Personally, all I’ve done towards this is auto-hide the taskbar, turn off/combine a couple toolbars in Opera, and keep the clutter off the Desktop. (Desktop toolbars can help with this.)
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