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Old 01-19-2004, 11:15 AM   #1
joe_stevensen
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Need help with FLUXBOX app fonts


I am running Gentoo Linux on x86.
I have Metacity/Gnome installed and have recently switched to FLUXBOX.
I love FLUXBOX.

I have one problem. The application fonts in fluxbox are too small.
The fluxbox menus and toolbars are ok. The application fonts (Mozilla, Gaim, etc) are way too small to read. I have to zoom on Mozilla just to read anything.

I tried changing the Font in the style I am using, but only changes the Menu and Toolbar font. I cannot find a way to change my application fonts.

Any ideas?
 
Old 01-19-2004, 02:19 PM   #2
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I can't for the life of me remember the name of
the tool (haven't touched gnome in a year), but
what you need is the gnome-applet that controls
fonts in gnome .... :)



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Old 01-19-2004, 05:05 PM   #3
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You can use gtk-theme-switch. It comes in versions for both GTK2 and "classic" GTK+ and allows you to choose what theme to use (surprise! ) and also what font to use.

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Old 01-19-2004, 05:07 PM   #4
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With the exception of mozilla, that worked fine.
Ok, so if I never had GNOME or GTK stuff installed, how do you fluxbox users change your fonts and stuff?
 
Old 01-19-2004, 05:24 PM   #5
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I didn't experience your problems :)

Actually, in Mozilla I had to make my default
fonts smaller ... ;) And that's trivial:
Under menu edit ->preferences, and then
Appearance-> Fonts...


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Old 01-19-2004, 07:11 PM   #6
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If you're using Mozilla Firebird,
Tools > Options > Web Features > Fonts & Colors

As for changing general fonts, I either do it for individual applications, or I don't do it at all...never had much interest in system-wide themes. If my fluxbox theme doesn't handle color changes on certain applications, I just don't bother.

Last edited by mikshaw; 01-19-2004 at 07:15 PM.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 09:57 PM   #7
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What I have to do in all mozilla based browsers is set a minimum font size(it defaults to none I believe) so that some pages that display smaller fonts are still readable.
 
  


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