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 Post subject: Content Fonts
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:27 am 
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Anyone know ho to change Content Fonts, I have changed all my fonts on all my programs but the content menu fonts are way to small.
Thanks to all that can help.


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 Post subject: Re: Content Fonts
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:54 pm 
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Sorry, not sure what you are talking about? What Content menu are you referring to?

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 Post subject: Re: Content Fonts
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:04 pm 
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I have Recent,Documents,Quick Launch,Main, Desktop,Themes and Nexus going across the top of may screen when I am at my desktop. I have no icons on my screen. If I want to launch a desktop item I click on Desktop and my program icons will appear and I will click on the one I want to use.
Those five items are very small fonts.


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 Post subject: Re: Content Fonts
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:18 pm 
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Ah, gotcha!

The font size the icon labels in the Shelf (tabbed dock) depend on the current theme.

You can either use a different theme or you can change the font size used by the current theme: open Preferences, go to the Themes tab and click on the Fonts button.

In the Font Manager dialog that pops up, select the 'Shelf Icons' entry. You can now click the Change Font button and increase the font size.

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 Post subject: Re: Content Fonts
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:28 pm 
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Thanks for the tip but that did not change them, that changes the font's under the icon.


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 Post subject: Re: Content Fonts
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:02 pm 
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Yellbird wrote:
Thanks for the tip but that did not change them, that changes the font's under the icon.

do you perhaps mean tab titles/names?
words 'Recent,Documents,Quick Launch,Main, Desktop,Themes and Nexus '?


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 Post subject: Re: Content Fonts
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:39 pm 
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If that's what you mean, it's right there next to 'Shelf Icons': 'Inactive Shelf tab' and 'Active Shelf tab'.

Be careful though, there is a limit to how big you can make the text: it MUST fit on the space allocated for the tabs by the theme you are using.

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 Post subject: Re: Content Fonts
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:27 pm 
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That didn't work,here is a jpg of my desktop with the problem on top


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 Post subject: Re: Content Fonts
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:00 pm 
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Thanks for the screenshot.

It did work, it's just that you run into the text size limitation for that particular theme. As you can see if you look closely, even like this the text is already 'spilling' out of the tabs.

The KTEK-4D theme you are running is - in my opinion - one of the most beautiful Winstep themes ever made, and is also my personal favorite. Unfortunately it is also a theme were everything was deliberately made small and compact.

I can see from the screenshot that you are already running with high DPI, but, alas, although everything in the Winstep application is high DPI compatible (i.e.; automatically increases in size to keep up with screen DPI), for various reasons the Shelf is the ONLY thing that still isn't. In the Shelf, icon text size is the only thing that increases automatically, the graphics themselves do not, which in turn also limits the size of the text you can use for the tabs.

This is going to change after the upcoming v18.1 release, as it is one of the things I will be working on. Unfortunately for now and until then the only thing you can do is use a different theme for the Shelf.

Open WorkShelf Preferences, go to the Themes tab, in the combo box change 'Winstep Themes' to 'Shelf Themes' and select, for instance, DarkTech, then press OK. This will change only the theme for the Shelf - while leaving everything else still showing the KTEK-4D theme - into one that is equally nice but has a bit more space for larger tab text size.

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 Post subject: Re: Content Fonts
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:11 am 
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Thank You for the info, I will look forward to repairing this problem.
Thank You very much again, it's nice to know it's not something I can repair.


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