How do I remove the "new activity" item from the desktop? [OT]
a_johnlonger at yahoo.com
Tue May 31 19:05:50 BST 2011
----- Original Message ----
> From: Felix Miata <mrmazda at earthlink.net>
> To: kde at mail.kde.org
> Sent: Tue, 31 May, 2011 14:21:33
> Subject: [kde] Re: How do I remove the "new activity" item from the desktop?
> On 2011/05/31 03:49 (GMT-0700) John Woodhouse composed:
> > I run a 22ins monitor at 1680x1050 that's been with me for many years.
> > I think. Now hd tv's are available I am wondering about moving in that
> > but there really isn't much of a gain in resolution so it's a question of
> > how big one can go before the dot size/spacing becomes a problem. I run the
> > monitor at 100dpi which produces nice tight clear text. that is a little
> > for ageing eyes without some aid. At some point I intend to play with this
> > scaling to see just how large I can go before things get objectionable.
> It's not necessary for your DTE's DPI to match your display's DPI. Forcing
> DPI is a practical way to scale the whole desktop to meet personal needs.
> Usually setting DisplaySize in xorg.conf will get the job done at the outset,
> though proprietary NVidia users can set DPI directly. Xrandr can do it, but
> using it is actually less straightforward, particularly figuring out your
> distro's preferred place to put startup xrandr commands.
> DPI multiples of 12 can produce more pleasing results than exact display
> device matches or arbitrary values. http://fm.no-ip.com/Share/DisplaySize
> provides settings for reaching 12 multiples. I usually force 120 or 144 and
> view from a greater than average distance.
> "The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
> words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)
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I didn't match the dpi of the monitor to X settings. I generated xorg.conf file
mode lines for my monitor using cvt in the console. Initially I used display
size for X scaling but later changed to dpi as this looked to give more options
for messing about later. 100dpi came about as it seemed to be one of 2 values X
prefers. My monitor is more like 90. Many monitors use edid so don't need an
xorg.conf file but people sometimes over ride edid anyway.
As things stand it works out well. Pages scale sensibly even the one on Felix's
hall of shame showing a book type tablet - Barnes and Noble. The text on the
touch reader is easily readable if slightly fuzzy due the quality of the image I
suspect. The text on this mail is more or less the same as that generated by
kde. Must admit I miss wysiwig in respect to word processors but it does allow
more on the screen. The text is probably about 2/3rds or more of the size
normally used on a letter etc when printed. I wear 1.25 dioptre reading glasses
at the pc. The optician would up that but it's best to fight ageing eyes as
given the excuse they get worse rapidly. At the moment my monitor is viewed from
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