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fonts ( Solved)

Post by larjan » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:10 pm

Is it possible to change fonts (not size) in mint 17.3 for the menu and the panel?
Last edited by larjan on Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: fonts

Post by lsemmens » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:54 pm

<Menu><Preferences><Fonts> is what you need.
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Re: fonts

Post by smurphos » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:58 am

In Cinnamon the panel and the menu fonts is normally hardcoded in the Desktop theme.

It's an easy edit. If you using one of the stock themes copy it's folder from /usr/share/themes to ~/.themes

Then navigate into the theme folder, navigate into the Cinnamon folder and then open the file cinnamon.css in a text editor.

You'll find a font-family declaration early on in the file- edit as required. Some themes may specify specific font sizes / weights for specific elements. Do a search through the file for the word font and edit as you wish.

I'd suggest saving the theme and doing a quick Cinnamon restart after each edit (Ctrl-Alt-Del) If the them fails to load due to a bad edit it'll will fallback to a default theme and you can fix the bad edit.

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Re: fonts

Post by larjan » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:26 pm

Thanks for the help. I will try this out and see if I get there from here.

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Re: fonts ( Solved)

Post by larjan » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:13 pm

Thanks again, just did it and it worked as expected.

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