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[Solved] Change desktop font..

Postby baldrick.777 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:22 pm

Hi all,

Can someone please enlighten me as to hoe I can change the desktop font? There doesn't seem to be a setting under fonts in settings.

Cheers.
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Re: Change desktop font..

Postby anandrkris on Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:59 pm

Open System Settings > Appearances > Fonts
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Re: Change desktop font..

Postby baldrick.777 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:24 am

anandrkris wrote:Open System Settings > Appearances > Fonts
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Thanks, but like I said, there isn't an option there for 'Desktop Font'.

Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Change desktop font..

Postby caribriz on Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:13 am

In Cinnamon (this was in LM16 Cinnamon):

This is one way -

Browse fonts from the available installed fonts -
Menu > Accessories > Font Viewer
(or go to System Settings > Fonts, click on the button next to Default Font, browse through the fonts and make a note of your chosen font's name)

Install dconf-tools from Software Manager
When installed, open Menu > All Applications > dconf-editor

In left column, click down arrows next to
org
nemo

click on desktop
In right-column, edit value on font line - click on the font line
again, click on the font line, under "Value" - enter chosen font name and size of font (in this example Liberation Sans Italic 12)
press enter

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Another way if you don't want to install dconf-tools (gives the same result as above) -

Open a terminal, enter (for example):
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gsettings set org.nemo.desktop font 'Liberation Sans Italic 12'

press enter


With terminal method - to revert to default Sans 10 font:
Open a terminal, enter
Code: Select all
gsettings set org.nemo.desktop font 'Sans 10'

press enter
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Re: Change desktop font..

Postby baldrick.777 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:30 am

caribriz wrote:In Cinnamon (this was in LM16 Cinnamon):


Open a terminal, enter (for example):
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gsettings set org.nemo.desktop font 'Liberation Sans Italic 12'

press enter




That's it. Thanks!

Now, how do I mark this tread as solved?

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Re: Change desktop font..

Postby caribriz on Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:36 am

baldrick.777 wrote:Now, how do I mark this tread as solved?


Go to your original post, on the right-side, click Edit
At the top -
In box next to Subject: put [SOLVED] in the line, click Submit
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Re: Change desktop font..

Postby baldrick.777 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:17 pm

caribriz wrote:
baldrick.777 wrote:Now, how do I mark this tread as solved?


Go to your original post, on the right-side, click Edit
At the top -
In box next to Subject: put [SOLVED] in the line, click Submit


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