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Change Default Font Size?

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:09 am
by krauster
Linux Mint 19.3 Mate

Where do I set the a general font size to make everything bigger? I am using a 1920x1080 monitor it would be good to increase the font size.
I watched a youtube and the guy pointed to a Fonts window with a Text Scaling Factor setting in Mint 18. But I don't see it in 19.3 Mate.

I can go to Appearance Preferences and bumped up from 12 to 14 all five categories (Application, Document, Desktop, Window Title, Fixed width) but I was wondering where is a general scaling setting so that all elements of the screen get larger by a scaling factor.

Re: Change Default Font Size?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:57 am
by erginemr
Under Menu > Prefs > Display, there is a primitive display scaling setting:
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However, the upcoming Mint 20 release will have fractional (125%, 150%, etc.) scaling as indicated by the release notes:
https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_ulyana_ci ... atsnew.php

Re: Change Default Font Size?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:26 am
by krauster
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when I go to Menu > Preferences > Displays i see this window in 19.3 Mate.

I guess I'll be waiting for Mint 20.

Re: Change Default Font Size?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:13 am
by erginemr
Unfortunately, there is no mention of scaling change in Mate notes:
https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_ulyana_mate_whatsnew.php

I hope they will implement it for the Mate desktop, too.

Re: Change Default Font Size?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:26 am
by smurphos
In MATE - Menu > Preferences > Appearance > Fonts - Here you can set font sizes.

Hitting the Details button allows you to set the DPI which is broadly equivalent to Cinnamon's Text Scaling Factor.

For user interface scaling - Menu > Preferences > Desktop Settings > Windows - you can chose between Auto, Normal and Double.

Re: Change Default Font Size?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:47 am
by erginemr
It seems, the same setting has been stashed in Mate under Control Center > Desktop Settings:
Pano01.jpg
There is also a font DPI setting in Control Center > Appearance, which may alleviate the situation:
Pano02.jpg

Re: Change Default Font Size?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:48 am
by erginemr
smurphos wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:26 am
In MATE - Menu > Preferences > Appearance > Fonts - Here you can set font sizes.

Hitting the Details button allows you to set the DPI which is broadly equivalent to Cinnamon's Text Scaling Factor.

For user interface scaling - Menu > Preferences > Desktop Settings > Windows - you can chose between Auto, Normal and Double.
Agreed. Sorry for the double post.