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RedHat Getting back my GNOME desktop from the clutches of the GNOME configuration system
Post date: July 18, 2005, 22:07 Category: Desktop Views: 2054 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: My problem: as a user I managed to lock myself out of my GNOME desktop though a careless setting of Preferences-> Resolution.

In determining my solution I learned some key lessons about the GNOME configuration system.
Unix+clones Good-looking fonts in X Windows
Post date: April 23, 2005, 09:04 Category: Desktop Views: 1044 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: What makes the difference betweek "ugly" and "beautiful" fonts? Several things.

One of them is anti-aliasing (or AA in short). It's the technique which adds gray pixels in various shades around the edges of black text and thus blurs the jagged and pixelated edges. It works with other colors, too.

Another thing is having good quality fonts to start with. Font which are ugly by nature or don't scale well to various sizes are not much nicer when anti-aliased. See what kinds of fonts are out there by browsing through the Font HOWTO (not the same as the FDU HOWTO above).

Finally, there's the issue of readability which applies to you directly. How well does the end-product look anyhow? Do you really need anti-aliasing for an 8 pixel text? And other similar questions, which you'll learn how to answer according to your own preferences.
Arch Using the Composite extension with Xorg
Post date: April 14, 2005, 01:04 Category: Desktop Views: 2682 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: Enabling this extension allows for all drawing to occur on an offscreen buffer first, then it is blitted to the actual framebuffer when all drawing is done. This allows for flicker free rendering and some other cool effects like real transparency and shadows.
Linux How to set up mouse scroll wheel
Post date: April 14, 2005, 01:04 Category: Desktop Views: 1174 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: How can I set up my mouse scroll wheel in Xorg or XFree86? Here is quick solution :)
Arch X11 Cursors
Post date: April 14, 2005, 01:04 Category: Desktop Views: 3010 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: There are many cursor themes available for the X11 Windowing System besides the default black pointer.
This guide will instruct you on where to get them, installing them, and configuring them.
Arch XOrg Font Configuration
Post date: April 14, 2005, 01:04 Category: Desktop Views: 2646 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: Learn how to add/remove and configure your fonts on Arch.
Solaris Using the CDE GUI
Post date: April 13, 2005, 03:04 Category: Desktop Views: 1546 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: CDE - Common Desktop Environment - is Solaris' default GUI interface. The OpenWindows GUI is also installed with the OS. This short tutorial teaches you basics of CDE.
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