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Old 01-08-2006, 07:43 AM   #1
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font too small

I installed gtksee on my computer.
The problem is that the font is too small (see picture). I have the same problem with XMMS. Unfortunately, neither of the applications has an option to enlarge the font. What can I do?

I'm Using KDE 3.3 on Debian Sarge.
I'm using a 17'' TFT monitor with a 1260x1024 resolution.
Old 01-08-2006, 07:58 AM   #2
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They are gtk1 applications, their gui apperence can be adjusted through ~/.gtkrc. What is your locale, look at files in /etc/gtk for examples.
Old 01-09-2006, 01:17 PM   #3
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I installed gtk-theme-switch to configure the gtk font, butthat did not change anything. I have no ide how to configure .gtkrc manually. Below is the current content of ~/.gtkrc. Can You tell me what I should write in there? I'm located in Germany, but a normal US font should do in case there's nothing else.

include "/usr/share/themes/Amaranth/gtk/gtkrc"

include "/home/lo/.gtkrc.mine"

Old 01-09-2006, 02:13 PM   #4
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Try the site I have in my file to give you an idea of what you need to do.
## Added by me to get larger fonts from gtk1.x apps from info at  Commented out the include directory does not exist on my machine.

style "gtk-default" {
 fontset = "-monotype-times new roman-medium-r-normal--25-*-*-*-p-*-iso10646-1,\-microsoft-georgia-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8559-15,\
  -*-Nimbus Sans L-medium-r-normal--14-*-*-*-p-*-iso10646-1,\
class "GtkWidget" style "gtk-default"

#include "/usr/share/themes/Geramik/gtk-2.0/gtkrc"
Old 01-09-2006, 02:49 PM   #5
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I think that you are having the same problem that I have. I am using KDE as my desktop. When I run a gnome application such as gnome-terminal the toolbar fonts are too small. When I start Gnome Control Center (gnome-control-center) and activate the fonts configuration applet then the fonts for gnome-terminal get bigger. I had set the toolbar font to be bigger a while back. Apparently this setting doesn't activate under KDE unless you run the Gnome Control Center | Font applet. I don't know how to get this to activate for gnome applications when KDE starts.
Old 01-09-2006, 03:48 PM   #6
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I solved it!

The gnome-control-center worked. It's a bit easier doing this with a gui.

Thanks to both of you for your help!


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