[scribus] Newbie Mac User

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sat Aug 1 20:09:31 CEST 2009

On Saturday 01 August 2009 12:19:28 pm John Morris wrote:
> John Culleton wrote:
> >I have four switchable desktops, each one measuring 1280 x 1024.
> > I usually run a 640 x 480 or 800 x 600 viewport into the
> > current desktop and ramble around on the larger desktop with
> > the mouse. I can switch between desktops with one detent
> > rotation of the mouse wheel on empty space.
>    I'm sure that works very well for you, but it
> is very different from my workspace. Over the
> years, I have gradually worked my way up to a
> larger and larger desktop and each step has been
> better than the last. I currently work with
> 1920x1200.* For those times when my main monitor
> is not big enough, I run a second monitor that
> has also grown over the years. It is currently at
> 1900x1440. Running that second monitor all the
> time has always felt too extravagant, so it only
> comes on a few times a month.
>    I doubt that I fully understand what you mean
> by a "800 x 600 viewport into the current
> desktop," but I think I get the basic idea. I
> also doubt that I would be at all happy rambling
> around such a small window on the desktop. I
> suspect that this would be similar to zooming in
> on my current desktop and then moving around with
> the mouse. I occasionally do that for fine work
> or to read especially small print. I have even
> considered using that as my main desktop, but
> never seriously. As I said before, I like having
> everything available on a large desktop.

When your eyes are as old as mine, you may reconsider:<)
John Culleton
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