Change size of desktop font

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Change size of desktop font

Postby netjammr on Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:12 pm

Hello all,
Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere but I would like to know how to change the font size of my desktop fonts. I have searched Google and the Mint forums but none provide answers for my setup. I am:
Linux Mint Maya
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Cinnamon 1.4
Theme: I will post later if necessary.
Thinkpad X200

I have tried using Cinnamon Settings but while I can edit other font settings, I cannot edit those for the desktop. I installed and ran dbconf-editor, navigated to Org, Cinnamon, Nautilus, Desktop but the font setting is greyed out and I cannot edit. I've also tried editing the css file for my theme but there isn't a class or id (from what I could tell) labeled as desktop that might style the desktop fonts.
So that's where I'm at right now. Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Change size of desktop font

Postby twodogs on Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:29 am

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

Open dconf-editor and navigate to
>org>gnome>nautilus>desktop
You will see 'font' which is the fourth item down the list on the right
Click the space next to it and enter font and size
Ex- Droid Sans 9
Close the editor

Have fun!
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Re: Change size of desktop font

Postby netjammr on Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:03 am

Twodogs - Thanks for replying to my question. Unfortunately, upon re-reading I see I didn't accurately describe the actions I'd already taken. I mistakenly said I navigated to Org -> Cinnamon -> Nautilus -> Desktop when in actuality I had navigated to the the path you mentioned Org -> Gnome -> nautilus -> desktop. The "Font" section is grayed out. You can see in the attached image.

Thanks for the help.
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Re: Change size of desktop font

Postby twodogs on Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:15 am

netjammr wrote:Twodogs - Thanks for replying to my question. Unfortunately, upon re-reading I see I didn't accurately describe the actions I'd already taken. I mistakenly said I navigated to Org -> Cinnamon -> Nautilus -> Desktop when in actuality I had navigated to the the path you mentioned Org -> Gnome -> nautilus -> desktop. The "Font" section is grayed out. You can see in the attached image.

Thanks for the help.


Hi.
Just click the space next to 'font' right between the checked box above and the one below. It looks greyed out, but it will let you enter text. After you type in text (ex: Sans 9) just hit enter and you should see it immediately.

Good luck!
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Re: Change size of desktop font

Postby netjammr on Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:53 pm

Ha, that did it twodogs. You are the man, dog! Now if I could just get Conky to work I'd be set! Cheers buddy.
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Re: Change size of desktop font

Postby twodogs on Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:49 am

netjammr wrote:Ha, that did it twodogs. You are the man, dog! Now if I could just get Conky to work I'd be set! Cheers buddy.


You are very welcome. :)
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Re: Change size of desktop font

Postby bokili88 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:42 pm

Hi twodogs as you may see im new here and i quite like Linux mint so far :) Anyway i did all as you sad in recent post but my font size is still the same.I tried with different font and size - still nothing.Forgot to say that im using Linux MInt Maya Cinnamon....any idea what can i do more? tnx
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Re: Change size of desktop font

Postby twodogs on Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:22 pm

Hi, are you sure that you have the font installed. Is it spelled correctly? Show me what you are typing? Thanks.
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Re: Change size of desktop font

Postby bokili88 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:36 pm

Hey,tnx for the quick reply. About font,im sure cause thats system font that im using as default font and i type "Sans 9" without quotes.
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Re: Change size of desktop font

Postby twodogs on Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:53 pm

Are you using Nemo? or Nautilus?

For Nautilus navigate to >org>gnome>nautilus>desktop

and for Nemo navigate to >org>nemo>desktop

You might be in the wrong place, double check, and see if that helps. =)

To find out if its Nemo or Nautilus, open your home folder and click 'Help' and then 'About.'
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Re: Change size of desktop font

Postby bokili88 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:20 am

I'm using Nemo ;) Damn,how i didint see that before :) Tnx for help mate,if u come to Serbia once i'll buy you a beer ;)
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Re: Change size of desktop font

Postby twodogs on Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:11 pm

bokili88 wrote:i'll buy you a beer ;)


Sounds good to me! :)
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