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KDE UI Scale


KDE - Jul 22 2009
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Question:I've just installed KDE 3.5.4 on a new Thinkbook W500 with a WUXGA screen. This has a resolution of 1920x1200, for a TFT of 15.4". Needless to say, the dpi is high, and everything is tiny.

I've been able to crank up some of the text to be readable by just changing font sizes (via the KDE Control Panel, and via the kterm configuration menu), but I'd like to change the entire UI scale. Is this possible, and if so, how? Essentially, I'd like to scale everything having to do with KDE by 15% or so: menus, kicker, fonts, title bars, etc..





Answer:Unfortunately, that is currently (KDE 4.3 and before) not possible. There are however ways to improve your situation. Several Widget Themes have larger buttons, some even allow you to configure their size. Icon size can be configured globally from SystemSettings and Plasma widgets and panels can all scale.



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 for kde 4.x...

 
 by thomas12777 on: Jun 13 2010
 
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Bespin (UI style for Qt4) supports two environment variables
"BESPIN_SCALE"
and
"BESPIN_SCALE_FONT"

so
"BESPIN_SCALE=1.4 konqueror"
will open konqueror with a 1.4x scaled UI.

"BESPIN_SCALE_FONT=true BESPIN_SCALE=1.4 konqueror"
will also scale the (UI) fonts

don't try values < 1 (that's likely gonna cause segfaults...) or incredibly large values (will eat away all your RAM ;-)


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