Make gtk widgets use a larger font
sterling at camdensoftware.com
Thu Dec 9 20:03:56 UTC 2010
Quoth Lars Eighner on Thursday, 09 December 2010:
> How do I make gtk widgets use larger fonts? I found an old linux FAQ on
> this, but it appears to have nothing to do with the way configuration works
> on FreeBSD.
> Lars Eighner
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I've been looking into this, although my intention was to make the fonts
smaller. I have yet to be successful. I think the answer should lie in
modifying your gtk theme file (.gtkrc-2.0 for GTK 2).
I started by copying a theme that I liked (<a
href="http://www.cimitan.com/murrine/node/220">Black Diamond</a) and
modifying it. That worked fine for colors, but I couldn't get any "font"
qualifiers to take. Probably the Murrine engine is getting in the way,
and I should start with a blank slate for the theme -- but I haven't had
time to build one from scratch yet.
All I really wanted this for was to reduce the footprint of the chrome on
Firefox, so in the end I just installed the "Theme Font Size Changer" add-on
for Firefox, and that did the trick.
Sterling (Chip) Camden | sterling at camdensoftware.com | 2048D/3A978E4F
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