I found a solution for changing the tiny fonts in Synaptic. This also solves the tiny fonts problem in Software Sources"
as well since they're all related to each other.Background:
The problem results in that changing the system font settings via System Settings
only applies to the non-root owner while Synaptic
, Software Sources
are opened only as root therefor the non-root owner system font settings will not apply. Also, any custom font changes within Synaptic by default are written to /root/.synaptic/synaptic.config
file which also will not affect the fonts in Synaptic during a normal user session. Now why I've been able to change Synaptic's fonts via it's own settings in past versions of Linux Mint KDE I haven't figured out yet.
The solution is to open System Settings
as root and change the System Font settings there as well (you'll notice right away that the font settings are set to the default 8 pt when you open System Settings as root). Now you cannot use the "sudo"
prefix since it drops root privileges as soon as the command is executed so you have to use the gksu
prefix instead since it will hold root privileges until the application called is closed.
So open a terminal and type in the following:
- Code: Select all
When the System Settings
window appears navigate to Application Appearance/Fonts
and set your font settings and anti-aliasing (sub-pixel rendering) as you did in your normal system font settings (non-root). When you're finished, close System Settings
and you're done. Pretty simple, huh? Now open Synaptic
and you'll see that you fonts are no longer tiny. This will also apply to Software sources
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