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Vectorbie Station => Vectorbie Questions => Topic started by: AtariFan on July 26, 2008, 06:34:29 pm

Title: how to improve the appearance of VL - Fonts, Icon sets ...?
Post by: AtariFan on July 26, 2008, 06:34:29 pm
Hi,

I have just installed vector Linux 5.9 Standard on my Pentium 500 PC. Not bad. But I would like some UI tweaks.
Is it possible to download the Microsoft fonts and use them with VL? I also was not that enthusiastic about the icon themes. How can I get more Icon sets. Which sets would you recommend?
Next subject are the workspace icons. Is ist possible to display them from left to right? That would enable me to size down the panel.

Regards, Ludwig
Title: Re: how to improve the appearance of VL - Fonts, Icon sets ...?
Post by: budulay on July 28, 2008, 09:46:05 pm
Hi, AtariFan, here is how I instaled ms fonts:
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1) I installed microsoft fonts:
At first I installed this (http://downloads.sourceforge.net/dropline-gnome/cabextract-1.2-i686-2dl.tgz?modtime=1184380857&big_mirror=1) package - it allows to decompress fonts.
Then here (http://downloads.sourceforge.net/dropline-gnome/webfonts-1.3-noarch-2dl.tgz?modtime=1185936418&big_mirror=1) comes fonts.
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=6430.msg44814#msg44814
Title: Re: how to improve the appearance of VL - Fonts, Icon sets ...?
Post by: wcs on July 29, 2008, 10:59:38 am
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Next subject are the workspace icons. Is ist possible to display them from left to right? That would enable me to size down the panel.

I thought you could just move them to whatever you want, and they stay that way. But not sure.
Title: Re: how to improve the appearance of VL - Fonts, Icon sets ...?
Post by: AtariFan on July 29, 2008, 03:19:07 pm
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Next subject are the workspace icons. Is ist possible to display them from left to right? That would enable me to size down the panel.
I thought you could just move them to whatever you want, and they stay that way.
No. Right Click on the workspace icons ->popup ->Properties dialog ->setting number of rows to 1.
Now it is as I wanted.
Title: Re: how to improve the appearance of VL - Fonts, Icon sets ...?
Post by: wcs on July 29, 2008, 04:50:11 pm
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No. Right Click on the workspace icons ->popup ->Properties dialog ->setting number of rows to 1.
Now it is as I wanted.

Got you. I thought you meant icons on your "desktop", but you meant the pager.

(you can change how many workspaces you have in Settings > Workspaces Settings, if you need it)