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Old 09-14-2006, 09:14 AM   #1
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Change ugly font in KControl opener

Change ugly font in KControl opener

I've been searching for days now, trying to change the font in the kcontrol opener. I found out that it is some kind of css file stored somewhere (I use Debian).

No matter what font I set in the KControl preferences, the opening font stays the same.


Does anyone know how to change the font or where the global css file is located?

Old 09-15-2006, 07:13 AM   #2
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An easy way to change all fonts on your Linux Desktop is to redefine the three fonts "Sans" (Arial-like font), "Serif" (Times-like font) and "Monospace" (Courier-like font, every character has same width). These font names are used by many applications, but they are only "aliases" that point to an actually installed font.

You can change this either system-wide by editing /etc/fonts/fonts.conf and fiddling with the <alias> sections so that your favourite font is the first entry for an alias; or you copy the alias part of that file to the file ~/.fonts.conf (which will change the setting only for your user).

For me, this has helped to get my favourite font (the Bitstream Vera family) displayed in nearly all places in the system, and also in the kcontrol page you mentioned.


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