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#1 2013-05-26 16:34:42

chu887
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Registered: 2012-08-25
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How to set font size to make it smaller?

The font size of my GTK application(such as the fonts of menus of Chromium , Firefox ) is  larger than I want,  so how to make it smaller ? Note,I didn't install a desktop environment, only  a window manager - DWM .
Google didn't tell me the answer. And I want to know  ,is there any simple  tools to config font ?  I think fontconfig seems too complicated to use.
Thanks.

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#2 2013-05-26 16:37:52

bjornoslav
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Re: How to set font size to make it smaller?

Install lxappearance and use it to set the font size you want.


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#3 2013-05-26 16:50:53

Trilby
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Re: How to set font size to make it smaller?

Or just edit ~/.gtkrc-2.0, or 3.0 as needed.


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#4 2013-05-26 17:15:49

teckk
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Registered: 2013-02-21
Posts: 457

Re: How to set font size to make it smaller?

Examples
For gtk2
~/.gtkrc-2.0

gtk-icon-theme-name= "Tangerine"
gtk-theme-name= "dark"
gtk-font-name = "Sans 12"

For gtk3
~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini

gtk-theme-name = darkgtk3
gtk-icon-theme-name = tangerine
gtk-font-name = Sans 12
gtk-icon-sizes = panel-menu=16,16:panel=16,16:gtk-menu=16,16:gtk-large-toolbar=16,16:gtk-small-toolbar=16,16:gtk-button=16,16
# gtk-toolbar-style = GTK_TOOLBAR_ICONS

Last one is for icons only

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#5 2013-05-26 17:22:23

chu887
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Registered: 2012-08-25
Posts: 23

Re: How to set font size to make it smaller?

teckk wrote:

Examples
For gtk2
~/.gtkrc-2.0

gtk-icon-theme-name= "Tangerine"
gtk-theme-name= "dark"
gtk-font-name = "Sans 12"

For gtk3
~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini

gtk-theme-name = darkgtk3
gtk-icon-theme-name = tangerine
gtk-font-name = Sans 12
gtk-icon-sizes = panel-menu=16,16:panel=16,16:gtk-menu=16,16:gtk-large-toolbar=16,16:gtk-small-toolbar=16,16:gtk-button=16,16
# gtk-toolbar-style = GTK_TOOLBAR_ICONS

Last one is for icons only

Thank you all,  problem has been solved  by  modifying  gtk-font-name="Sans 8"  in ~/.gtkrc-2.0 , thanks !

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#6 2022-06-24 15:24:17

sergei_mipt
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Registered: 2019-11-09
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Re: How to set font size to make it smaller?

sorry for necrobumping (the thread appeared first in search engine results)

I managed to get the desired result with the following settings for firefox:

export GDK_DPI_SCALE=1.3 ; firefox

you may also use the variable GDK_SCALE

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#7 2022-06-24 17:18:07

2ManyDogs
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Registered: 2012-01-15
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Re: How to set font size to make it smaller?

sergei_mipt, you have a history of necrobumping, and you have been warned before. Please stop. Consider this your final warning.

Closing this ancient topic.


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