kubuntu-users Digest, Vol 64, Issue 38

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Sun May 23 11:22:03 UTC 2010

On 05/23/2010 03:29 AM, Bill vance wrote:
>> Message: 8
>> Date: Sat, 22 May 2010 19:25:10 +0300
>> From: Nigel Ridley<nigel at prayingforisrael.net>
>> Subject: Re: kubuntu-users Digest, Vol 64, Issue 33
>> To: Kubuntu user technical support<kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> Message-ID:<4BF80566.1030004 at prayingforisrael.net>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8; format=flowed
>> On 05/22/2010 01:41 PM, Bill vance wrote:
>> [snip]
>>> I downloaded Thunderbird to deal with it, but now the readme
>>> file says to get info on installing it at:
>>>      http://getthunderbird.com/releases/
>>> Unfortunately, all they have there is a completely uninformative
>>> tailchase, with no installation directions whatsoever.
>>> Anyone got a clue?  :-(
>> Sudo aptitude install thunderbird
> Thanks for the reminder, it slipped by me completely.
> Unfortunately, now that I have it, I find that the print on it, and
> it's wizards, is even smaller
> yet, than everything I've allready got.  Most of that I could puzzle
> through with a large
> enough magnifying glass, but this is worse.  :-(
> Computers can be such crap.  I'm beginning to wonder if I can display
> a jpeg on an
> abacus.....
> Bill

I know this sounds terrible but why don't you make the print bigger? In 
my installation the default was so small my poor old eyes just couldn't 
see it unless I stuck my nose right up to the screen. I set the minimum 
font size to 18 as a balance to up close and far away. [ Edit > 
Preferences > Display > Formatting Tab > Advanced ] Set the font and 
minimum size to whatever you want. For the top half of the T-Bird window 
use the system settings.

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