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Old 12-17-2009, 03:58 AM   #1
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How to increase font size of xterm?

How to increase font size of xterm and the size of xterm window?
Old 12-17-2009, 04:45 AM   #2
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Configuring Xterm in Linux
I have tried only the on fly method:
pressing [Ctrl] key and the right mouse button simultaneously while you have focus in xterm window. Then a pop-up menu will come up which can be used to set the font size to your taste. By pressing [Ctrl] key and the middle mouse button, you get a pop-up menu which helps you set/unset a lot of other features of your xterm window like enabling/disabling the scroll bars and so on.
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<Ctrl> Right-mouse, to get a menu.

Settings can be saved in your .Xdefaults or .Xresources



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Old 12-20-2009, 11:37 AM   #4
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an easy workaround is:
xterm -fa monaco -fs 13 -bg black -fg green &
here is my .Xdefaults:
!after editing .Xdefaults it may be reloaded with:
!xrdb -load ~/.Xdefaults

xterm*VT100*geometry: 94x28
xterm*font: -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--20-200-75-75-c-100-iso8859-1
xterm*background: black
xterm*foreground: lightblue
xterm*loginShell: true
xterm*scrollBar: true
xterm*rightScrollBar: true
xterm*title: XTerm
xterm*iconName: XTerm
xterm*saveLines: 50000
xterm*jumpScroll: true
xterm*scrollTtyOutput: false
xterm*scrollKey: true
xterm*alwaysUseMods: true
xterm*metaSendsEscape: true
xterm*utf8Title: true
i only changed the fond, the foreground and the background.
fonts are to be found in /etc/X11/fonts. i did it the try and error way with the fonts.
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