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Old 04-20-2010, 11:30 AM   #1
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Distribution: CentOS 6.2 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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gnome terminal is showing options in micro font

Hi there,

I'm very accustomed to using gnome-terminal. Today, out of the blue, the text that shows the things like menu options is extremely small (not readable) (please see screenshot 1).
This is also the case for my favorite text editor gedit (see screenshot 2)

Does anyone know what is causing this and how I can fix it?

I know how to manipulate the size of the text IN the gnome terminal window [from usage: --zoom=ZOOMFACTOR Set the terminal's zoom factor (1.0 = normal size)] but my problem is with the text of the menu options AND --more importantly-- also of the content of gedit text editor.

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Last edited by Mike_V; 04-20-2010 at 11:49 AM.
Old 04-20-2010, 02:44 PM   #2
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Maybe the problem here:
System => Preferences => Appearance => Font
Old 04-20-2010, 03:50 PM   #3
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thanks for the hint openmind.

In the meantime I found the solution: for some reason my gnome defaults were corrupted. A reset of the gnome defaults can be done like this:

pkill -u $USER gconfd-2
pkill -u $USER nautilus
rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf* .gtk* .sawfish* .save-*
rm -rf /tmp/gconfd-$USER /tmp/orbit-$USER

(total exit, restart, and login again)

It worked for me.


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