How is the position of the device description text set ?
The text for my device descriptions ends up positioned over the device .png images, not below it. ?
The devices names are drawn below the 'Devices Crop Box' (that's what I call it) - See illustration B 2nd Options Screen
in the main front page post. And the 'Devices Crop Box' is variable depending on the height of the devices and device selection.
If you want to move the device name lower then you need to make a device graphic taller. So for instance, you can have a 128(W)x128(H) pixel device icon but position that at the top of a 128(W) x256(H) pixel rectangle, so you will have a 128 pixel gap below the device.
I noticed that "font_small.png", in many of the current themes, is taller than just the letters (and the red dots that delineate them).
So I cropped the bottom of "font_small.png", and rebooted..... cropped....rebooted..... eventually I found how tall "font_small.png" needed to be for my theme.
Yes, see my guide on the front page of this thread. Look for 'devices_iconspacing' as this seems to have an effect on the device names being cropped. The larger the gap, the larger the font can be. I don't know why this happens, but it just does.
So in recap... the plist file doesn't adjust the position of the device/volume text.... the size of the font graphic does.
Yes (see above)
Question:[b/] Is there a way to prevent long volume names from overlapping the name beside it ? (eg "Mandriva Linux Install")
No, all you can do is use a more condensed typeface or make the typeface smaller.