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Old 08-03-2005, 04:16 PM   #1
the_low
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change font(size) for GTK based applications?


Hi everyone,
first (as this is my first post here) I want to say hello to the forums. Guess you'll see me around here more often, as I just made the switch and am running Debian/Sarge on my desktop now. My iBook will continue to run MacOS X Tiger though

Anyway, here is my first problem: I noticed that XMMS and VLC (both apps using the GTK1 framework, if I understood that right?) show _extremely_ small fonts in their menus.

screenshots:

thelow.shacknet.nu/gtk1.jpg
thelow.shacknet.nu/gtk2.jpg

Imagine that on 2048x768 on a dualhead 14" tft setup and you understand my problem

I presume, there should be some central config file or something where I can change this behaviour. Unfortunately, the great google wouldn't give me a useful answer fpr this. Or maybe I just asked the wrong questions. Whatever. Help?
 
Old 08-03-2005, 04:31 PM   #2
neuroticnumbnuts
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have u tried installing gtk2-engines-gtk-qt package? this has help me out a bit, but not totally. for example, my xmms menu is kinda the opposite, i have big ugly fonts. but on the other hand, firefox is perfect. hope this helps.
 
Old 08-03-2005, 04:49 PM   #3
IsaacKuo
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In your home directory, create files named .gtkrc-2.0 and .gtkrc

In .gtkrc-2.0, enter the following line:

Code:
gtk-font-name="Fudd 18"
In .gtkrc, enter the following:

Code:
style "default-text" {
 fontset = "-*-arial-medium-r-normal--18-120-*-*-*-*-iso10646-1,\
-*-Nimbus Sans L-medium-r-normal--18-120-*-*-*-*-*-*"
}
class "GtkWidget" style "default-text"

Last edited by IsaacKuo; 08-03-2005 at 04:53 PM.
 
  


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