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Old 07-29-2004, 07:13 PM   #1
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increase font size in applications

I'm running my desktop in 1024x728 on a 20" monitor. I have been able to increase the font sizes for the desktop and browser windows but I can't find where to change this for the application windows. Example: the Software Media Manager window fonts are so small I can barely read them.

Old 07-30-2004, 02:12 AM   #2
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Go to /etc/X11/xdm as root (Alt+F2 kdesu konqueror) and open file Xservers with kwrite.
in the line:
:0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X -deferglyphs 16
ad -dpi 100 like this:
:0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X -deferglyphs 16 -dpi 100

and restart X server (Ctrl+alt+backspace)

If the fonts are still to small, change 100 to 110, if they are to big, change to 95. Play until the font size is best for you.
Old 07-31-2004, 01:22 PM   #3
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Worked great!

Thank you
Old 08-29-2004, 07:49 PM   #4
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I can't increase de font size

I have the opposite trouble. I see all the desk fonts so small that is impossible to read anything. However I can open a terminal and the fonts are normal, so with Konqueror navigator (I can open them because I see well its icons:-) I tried editing as root /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers but noth¡ng change, any idea? thanks
Old 08-30-2004, 04:05 AM   #5
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if you're using KDE, go to Kontrol Center (IE: configure your desktop) & look in the following places for font settings............. components->file manger ......... & look n feel->fonts. try changing the settings there. a restart of KDE might be neccessary for it to take effect.

if you're using Gnome or another DE, i'm sure there's something similar to change fonts, but i wouldn't know where, offhand.



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