Small fonts in qt5 (LMDE)

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betazoid
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Small fonts in qt5 (LMDE)

Post by betazoid » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:10 am

Hi,

I recently installed LMDE (with Cinnamon). Now I have a problem with the fonts in qt5 apps because they are too small and I cannot change their size. In Ubuntu and other distros I use qt5cf to configure qt5. But that app cannot be installed under LMDE3 because of some dependencies.
What can I do?

Thanks in advance for the help

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Re: Small fonts in qt5 (LMDE)

Post by betazoid » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:28 pm

solved:

qt5ct can be installed form the MX Linux repo

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Re: Small fonts in qt5 (LMDE)

Post by appye » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:42 pm

heh ... in the IRC channel, I learned that adding an environment variable to /etc/environment:

export QT_SCALE_FACTOR=1.5

In my case, (because google earth did not seem to care about the one above) I used an explicit DPI:
export QT_FONT_DPI=144

These SHOULD work in ~/.profile, but they do not in LMDE 3 (and indeed, Debian Stable) for some reason. The concensus seemed to be that it is an issue with LightDM, the app provides the graphical login and lock screen.

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