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Old 01-09-2006, 06:31 PM   #1
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Unhappy Too small fonts in GTK applications (XMMS, Winetools) in KDE


I am running Debian with KDE. Unfortunatelly some of the applications (XMMS, Winetools) have got veeery small fonts.

I tried:
apt-get install gtk2-engines-gtk-qt
After that I am able to change fornts and themes for different GTK applications from KDE Control Center. It works perfectly for Firefox or Mplayer. It has created

$ cat .gtkrc-2.0
# This file was written by KDE
# You can edit it in the KDE control center, under "GTK Styles and Fonts"

include "/usr/share/themes/Smooth-Line/gtk-2.0/gtkrc"

style "user-font"
        font_name="Nimbus Sans L 10"
widget_class "*" style "user-font"

gtk-font-name="Nimbus Sans L 10"
unfortunatelly it completely does not work for applications: XMMS and WINETOOLS. The fonts in them are still so small. It is definetelly matter of GTK. How to make them larger?

All the best;
Old 01-09-2006, 06:43 PM   #2
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I have just found out something that do the trick.

I needed just:

apt-get install xfonts-base-transcoded xfonts-100dpi-transcoded xfonts-75dpi-transcoded
and after restarting Xwindows everyting was just fine with the xmms and winetools fonts.

All the best
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Old 09-24-2016, 04:22 PM   #3
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Distribution: Fedora 24 Workstation (64-bit)
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xmms too small to use

[root@nightowl ~] # dnf install xfonts-base-transcoded xfonts-100dpi-transcoded xfonts-75dpi-transcoded
Last metadata expiration check: 0:14:09 ago on Sat Sep 24 16:06:16 2016.
No package xfonts-base-transcoded available.
No package xfonts-100dpi-transcoded available.
No package xfonts-75dpi-transcoded available.
Error: Unable to find a match.
[root@nightowl ~] #
I'm running Fedora 22. What do I do to make xmms fonts appear reasonably larger?

Options > Doublesize causes xmms to show 1/2 of its screen. Not good.

Last edited by LilZebra; 09-24-2016 at 04:25 PM.


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