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Old 08-12-2018, 05:29 AM   #1
mattdawolf
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firefox/thunderbird/some UI fonts are small


I have recently returned to using Trinity Desktop Environment from KDE5. For some reason, all my gtk fonts in Thunderbird, Firefox, and a few other apps are very, very small. I've gone through every GTK theme change/config app available and upped it to 28 points, as I run 3 4K displays. Forcing a DPI change will be a global change, not just specific to firefox/thunderbird.

gtk-query-settings returns a font and size of Sans 10. Where is it pulling its information from?

I am running Ubuntu 18.04.


Code:
gtk-query-settings
              gtk-double-click-time: 400
          gtk-double-click-distance: 5
                   gtk-cursor-blink: TRUE
              gtk-cursor-blink-time: 1200
           gtk-cursor-blink-timeout: 10
                   gtk-split-cursor: TRUE
                     gtk-theme-name: "Adwaita"
                gtk-icon-theme-name: "tdegtk-icon-theme"
!           gtk-fallback-icon-theme: "tdegtk-fallback-icon-theme"
                 gtk-key-theme-name: NULL
                 gtk-menu-bar-accel: "F10"
             gtk-dnd-drag-threshold: 8
                      gtk-font-name: "Sans 10"
!                    gtk-icon-sizes: "panel-menu-bar=24,24"
                        gtk-modules: NULL
                  gtk-xft-antialias: 1
                    gtk-xft-hinting: 1
                  gtk-xft-hintstyle: "hintslight"
                       gtk-xft-rgba: "rgb"
                        gtk-xft-dpi: 122880
              gtk-cursor-theme-name: NULL
              gtk-cursor-theme-size: 0
       gtk-alternative-button-order: FALSE
        gtk-alternative-sort-arrows: FALSE
!        gtk-show-input-method-menu: FALSE
!             gtk-show-unicode-menu: FALSE
!               gtk-timeout-initial: 500
!                gtk-timeout-repeat: 50
!                gtk-timeout-expand: 500
!                  gtk-color-scheme: ""
              gtk-enable-animations: TRUE
!              gtk-touchscreen-mode: FALSE
!               gtk-tooltip-timeout: 500
!        gtk-tooltip-browse-timeout: 60
!   gtk-tooltip-browse-mode-timeout: 500
!            gtk-keynav-cursor-only: FALSE
!            gtk-keynav-wrap-around: TRUE
                     gtk-error-bell: TRUE
!                        color-hash: ((GHashTable*) 0x562724875c60)
!          gtk-file-chooser-backend: NULL
                 gtk-print-backends: "file,cups,cloudprint"
          gtk-print-preview-command: "evince --unlink-tempfile --preview --print-settings %s %f"
               gtk-enable-mnemonics: TRUE
                  gtk-enable-accels: TRUE
!            gtk-recent-files-limit: 50
                      gtk-im-module: NULL
           gtk-recent-files-max-age: 30
           gtk-fontconfig-timestamp: 0
               gtk-sound-theme-name: "ubuntu"
   gtk-enable-input-feedback-sounds: TRUE
            gtk-enable-event-sounds: TRUE
!               gtk-enable-tooltips: TRUE
!                 gtk-toolbar-style: GTK_TOOLBAR_BOTH_HORIZ
!             gtk-toolbar-icon-size: GTK_ICON_SIZE_LARGE_TOOLBAR
!                gtk-auto-mnemonics: TRUE
    gtk-primary-button-warps-slider: TRUE
!                 gtk-visible-focus: GTK_POLICY_AUTOMATIC
  gtk-application-prefer-dark-theme: FALSE
!                 gtk-button-images: FALSE
          gtk-entry-select-on-focus: TRUE
    gtk-entry-password-hint-timeout: 0
!                   gtk-menu-images: FALSE
!          gtk-menu-bar-popup-delay: 0
!     gtk-scrolled-window-placement: GTK_CORNER_TOP_LEFT
!             gtk-can-change-accels: FALSE
!              gtk-menu-popup-delay: 225
!            gtk-menu-popdown-delay: 1000
          gtk-label-select-on-focus: TRUE
!                 gtk-color-palette: "black:white:gray50:red:purple:blue:light blue:green:yellow:orange:lavender:brown:goldenrod4:dodger blue:pink:light green:gray10:gray30:gray75:gray90"
!              gtk-im-preedit-style: GTK_IM_PREEDIT_CALLBACK
!               gtk-im-status-style: GTK_IM_STATUS_CALLBACK
           gtk-shell-shows-app-menu: FALSE
            gtk-shell-shows-menubar: FALSE
            gtk-shell-shows-desktop: TRUE
              gtk-decoration-layout: "menu:minimize,maximize,close"
          gtk-titlebar-double-click: "toggle-maximize"
          gtk-titlebar-middle-click: "none"
           gtk-titlebar-right-click: "menu"
             gtk-dialogs-use-header: FALSE
           gtk-enable-primary-paste: TRUE
           gtk-recent-files-enabled: TRUE
                gtk-long-press-time: 500
               gtk-keynav-use-caret: FALSE
 
Old 08-13-2018, 02:42 AM   #2
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gtk-font-name: "Sans 10"
that's not much for a 4k display, if you didn't change the dpi.
i recommend to do just that (adjust the dpi to what it really is), then adjust the font sizes.
keep in mind that trinity and gtk might use separate configurations, so you need to do this twice (or more).
 
Old 08-13-2018, 02:48 AM   #3
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Upping the DPI will work but it will also increase everything else that's properly sized up to 28 points.

I am not sure where trinity keeps its gtk config.
 
Old 08-13-2018, 03:03 AM   #4
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Upping the DPI will work but it will also increase everything else that's properly sized up to 28 points.
that's what i said.
it's better to do it once properly and fix all the font sizes.

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I am not sure where trinity keeps its gtk config.
trinity is basically kde3. kde does not use gtk (natively).
 
  


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