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Old 09-14-2006, 03:17 PM   #1
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Too big font [ion3]


I have no any desktop environment at the moment, only Ion3 as a window manager. Also I run xfce-mcs-manager to get nice look in the apps, but I'm actually not even sure what is "multi-channel settings manager".

The problem is that fonts in my apps like Firefox, Bluefish etc are way too big sized. Tried to find some hints according to this without results.

Any help would be really appreciated. Xterm's font is anyway the size I want it to be.

Is the font size controlled by xfce-mcs-manager or Ion3?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 09-14-2006, 09:49 PM   #2
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Neither. It's usually set by X configuration files - try firing up emacs and opening your home directory to see all the "dot-files" (they begin with a . !) Or browse with a file manager set to show "hidden" files. Look for something like ".Xresources", or ".xinitrc" or any file beginning with X.

X *is* the desktop system, and window managers such as Ion run on top of it, as client and server. Wow, not many new users pick Ion! I'm presuming you know a thing or two more than average just based on your choice.

To help you choose a new font (the strings will probably look like a bunch of dashes and asterisks) there's a program called "xfontsel" that should be somewhere on your system. It's a little GUI where you pick font atributes, then you can copy the string it generates into your config files.
 
Old 09-15-2006, 01:25 PM   #3
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Tried to put something like

*font: -adobe-*-medium-*-*-*-8-89-75-75-m-50-*-*
Firefox*font: ......

in ~/.Xdefaults. In that file I'm able to set at least xterm's settings, xclock settings etc, but should I be able to set also settings of programs like Firefox, Bluefish, ..?

etc, but it didn't help me.
 
Old 09-15-2006, 01:32 PM   #4
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I'm not sure if I could say I have wrong display resolution in my apps or something like that? At least the font size should be much less.
 
Old 09-19-2006, 06:13 AM   #5
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Problem solved. startx -- -dpi 100 fixed all my problems.
 
  


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