Hello everybody. First time here and a complete Linux newbie since a couple of months ago, but I'm learning fast.
Ubuntu 64 bit, i7 processor, 6GB RAM, 2 hard drives, Linux only, not dual boot.
Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere. I'm quite impressed with Linux so far, and won't be going back to $eattle $pyware, but there's this one problem that's driving me nuts and I have yet to find an answer.
Due to failing sight, I use a screen resolution of 800x600, but in my experience MOST windows in Linux are larger than this, in one or both directions, can't be made smaller and often lack scroll bars, as with the Evolution preferences screen for example.
I had hoped this problem would be solved by the upgrade to 11.04, but if anything it's even worse.
I've tried Compiz, but even that's too big (and doesn't seem to work), and it, like some other apps, often jumps all over the screen whenever I click anywhere on it. I've switched back to the Classic desktop, partly because I find it easier to use, and partly so I can use "Force Quit" to close Compiz when the controls are off the screen and can't be brought back.
Is there any way I can enable window resizing, or scroll bars at the very least, for ALL applications? At present I have to keep switching to a higher resolution in order to make the whole window visible, and then I have trouble reading the text. Even Evolution is wider than the screen.
I'm not afraid of the terminal, having used DOS in the distant past, but please try to keep it simple.