Originally Posted by PasBern
As I like to use some KDE specific applications (Kmail, Korganizer, Kate, Basket, etc.) I would like to increase the font size of these programs.
The previous post is the "right way" to do it, but if for some reason you still have problems, you might be able to do it the "hard way". :-)
You might be able to change the font in
Look for stuff like
Don't use kate for that. :-) The changes might not stick.
If all you're doing is changing the size, the first number is all you need to mess with. (Sounds like that might do it for you.)
But there's another setting that can affect the apparent sizes. If you need to change the dpi setting, that's probably done in gnome itself, but there are also settings in
If you find that nothing else works for you goto around line 3 in the file above and add what you want for the DPI setting if it's not set there somewhere.
For example, I have mine as:
Look for dpi other places in that file as well. If the old number is quoted, the new one must be quoted too.
Again, use the gnome editor to do this because KDE may overwrite the new settings when the app closes. If the settings go back to the old ones when you log out and back in, you may need to tweek these in terminal mode (safe-mode, no gui) or somehow set them before KDE ever launches. KDE does copy session information to a protected location at startup and rewrites what it thinks are your current settings when it closes.
["systemsettings" works in kde. Not sure if it will in gnome because it's likely to also need the kde menus. -rs]