Maximizing screen space
This page explains a few ways you can increase the amount of screen space available in both Easy Mode and Full Desktop Mode.
Both Desktop Modes
In Control Center → Display → Theme, change the font sizes to size 10, and Border Size to “Tiny” under Window Decoration. You can open Control Center as root by typing “sudo kcontrol” into a terminal window to change font sizes for applications running as root.
You can change GTK's theme to a compact theme.
This will make applications built on GTK, like Firefox, Thunderbird, and Eclipse use less space for buttons and other widgets.
Use the virtual desktops to keep everything organized. A very useful feature is to force certain window types to particular desktops, i.e. have one desktop for internet, another for music, another for emails etc. To enable virtual desktops in Easy Mode, use this guide.
Full Desktop Mode Only
Alternatively, check the box to allow programs to cover the taskbar. You can bring the taskbar to the front by moving the cursor to the lower left-hand corner of the screen. You may find this easier when working near the bottom of some programs–the taskbar won't keep rising up in front of the window.
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howto/maximize_screen_space.txt · Last modified: 2012/01/28 10:24 by hello