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Old 06-05-2004, 05:16 AM   #1
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how to reset a users font settings ?


I've somehow managed to make a real mess of my users font settings in Gnome & KDE such that all fonts are displayed in a very "blocky" and unreadable manner.

However if I run Gnome or KDE as another user (or root) then the fonts look fine.

So my quick question is how can I reset my users Gnome & KDE font settings altogether ? Is it just a matter of deleting all the dot files relating to fonts from my /home directory (i.e. ".fonts", ".fonts_conf") ?

Or is there a single dot file/directory which will remove my current font preferences ?

Thanks in advance.
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rm ~/.kde/share/fonts/override/* ; touch ~/.kde/share/fonts/override/fonts.dir
Old 06-06-2004, 05:36 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

Sadly however I dont have a fonts directory in ~/.kde/share so I can't use the commands.

And would this only reset the KDE fonts ? As I'd like to reset my GNOME fonts too (the Gnome fonts are far, far less readable than the KDE ones)

As a last resort I suppose I could remove my user and create a new one but I'd prefer to actually fix the problem ! (the temptation to simply nuke all my "." directories and "see what happens" is growing by the hour)

Any further replies gratefully received.


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