Font and systray issues

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Sun Jul 13 23:27:24 CEST 2003


Xfce4 uses by deafault a dpy on 96. That is probably why it might look

As for licq issue, well, kde 3.1 is *not* compatible with freedesktop
standards regarding systray, there is nothing we can do about that...


On Sun, 2003-07-13 at 23:16, Grant Goodyear wrote:
> Dear all,
>   I recently tried xfce4 (specifically 3.91.0) on Gentoo Linux, and I
> really like it.  A couple of things that I couldn't seem to figure out
> from the docs:  (a) How to get small fonts to look decent?  I'm working
> on a laptop w/ a 1024x768 screen, and ideally I want to be able to have
> four 80x24 terminal windows open and visible without them overlapping
> with each other.  Using KDE I can use the "small" font for konsole and
> everything is perfectly readable
> (, but the same is not true
> w/ konsole (or gnome-terminal, for that matter) in xfce4.  I'm sure that
> it has something to do w/ tweaking font handling (antialiasing, hinting,
> dpi, etc.) in the various DE's, since I can't find _any_ fonts that look
> good at the size I want in xfce4, but I've no idea how to do that w/
> xfce4.  Any advice would be appreciated!
>   The second issue is that I don't think I understand how the system
> tray works.  The last image on
> shows what happens when
> I use licq and have docking turned on.  I had assumed that the icon
> should be located in the system tray, as it is in KDE or fluxbox, but it
> would seem I'm wrong about that.  Is there something different I should
> be doing?
> Thanks,
> Grant Goodyear
Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at>

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