Font Size In Synaptic (SOLVED)

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ssplayer
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Font Size In Synaptic (SOLVED)

Postby ssplayer » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:14 am

Hi folks, Mint 13 KDE here.
Changing the font size in Synaptic under settings-preferences seems to have no effect. Anyone else notice this?
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Iurydice
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Re: Font Size In Synaptic

Postby Iurydice » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:45 pm

Probably because Synaptic is a GTK application and you need to install additional packages to control the look&feel of GTK apps under KDE. I have two packages installed for this purpose: kde-gtk-config and kde-config-gtk (yeah, I know - someone really worked hard to name them lol).

However, there seems to be a general problem with these settings because of kde-defaults package - when you change and apply font settings for both GTK and KDE apps, they don't stick. You have to manually edit the files in /usr/share/mintkde-default-settings. KDE GTK config creates a file there called dot-gtkrc-2.0-kde4. I changed the font settings in that file and then it finally had effect on both Synaptic and Pidgin (probably the only GTK apps I use).

I hope this info helps you ;)
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Re: Font Size In Synaptic (SOLVED)

Postby ssplayer » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:50 am

Had to fiddle with this a bit. Finally actually logged in to the desktop as root to make the changes. Then they stuck. Thanks to Lurydice for the assistance!


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