Font Size in apps?

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Font Size in apps?

Postby falkens » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:43 pm

Hi,

Pretty new to LXDE but have worked some years with Linux.

I installed a laptop with openSUSE and LXDE, for being an older Celeron and boots under 20 sec Really happy with that!!
Everything was fine until I installed new Graphic drivers. Now the font size in some apps (yast, virtualbox, and more) is so little
I can read it with a magnifier. Most apps are ok tho (firefox, music player and so on)

Where can I set the font size for apps?

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Re: Font Size in apps?

Postby Rex Bouwense » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:22 pm

Go to main menu->Preferences->Desktop Preferences. Then navigate to Text. Some applications will have to be changes within the application.
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Re: Font Size in apps?

Postby falkens » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:09 pm

Thanks for the tip! But I lack the "Desktop Preferences" Do I need to install something to get it?

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Re: Font Size in apps?

Postby Rex Bouwense » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:36 pm

Sorry, let me try again. Go to lxmenu -> Preferences -> Openbox configuration manager -> appearance. I believe that you can change your default font size there.
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Re: Font Size in apps?

Postby falkens » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:44 pm

I have already set all of those to 40 in most cases I can read but "Yast" is a good example where I can't read the text!

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Re: Font Size in apps?

Postby Rex Bouwense » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:48 pm

I don't use Yast so I have to ask the question, can you set the font size in that application separately?
In lxde I believe that the fonts are stored in /usr/share/fonts. (Not sure if that helps either.)

There are a couple of posters that use Opensuse with lxde that check in here at the lxde forums Perhaps they will have a better solution for you. (Solution? Sorry, I did not provide that.)
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Re: Font Size in apps?

Postby falkens » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:59 pm

I add a picture so you can see my dilemma.

http://postimage.org/image/wspb70hvf/

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Re: Font Size in apps?

Postby Rex Bouwense » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:17 pm

Wow!! Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I was a little busy trying to get rid of the spam we had on the forums. I do not as of yet have any solution, but have to ask can you use the zoom feature on the browser? I couldn't even read that with a magnifying glass plus my reading glasses.
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Re: Font Size in apps?

Postby mick823 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:14 pm

One of the problems with Lubuntu is that there are text settings scattered all over the place. Throw in someone who does an LXDE or Lubuntu desktop on top of another install like Ubuntu or Mint and there is no telling what is causing the problem.

The lxpanel has a text size setting
The "Desktop Preferences" has a text setting
The "Openbox Conguration Manager" has multiple text settings
The "Customize Look and Feel" has text settings under the Window Border>Title Bar tab
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Re: Font Size in apps?

Postby falkens » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:49 pm

@Rex: Yes the zoom works great in firefox but I didnt try it until you asked.

@mick823: I have been to all those places changing the fontzise, I did mention that I have opensuse and not ubuntu?

Virtualbox also have small font :-(

Any other idees?

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