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Gnome Font Sizes

posted Dec 21, 2008, 5:26 PM by Tom Gutwin   [ updated Dec 21, 2008, 5:36 PM ]
I just tried to change the font sizes that Gnome uses for its desktop font and application fonts.

I just updated my OS from Fedora 9 to Fedora 10.
My 1st attempt was to use
 

Fedora Gnome Menu

Fedora-->System-->Preferences-->Look And Feel-->Appearances
menu Item.


For some reason (I am trying to find out ) gnome policy kit is throwing an error and this application will not run >:(
I found a work around... run gconftool-2 from the commandline

Fonconfig workaround

gconftool-2 –set /apps/nautilus/preferences/desktop_font –type string “DejaVu Sans 9″
gconftool-2 –set /desktop/gnome/interface/document_font_name –type string “DejaVu Sans 9″
gconftool-2 –set /desktop/gnome/interface/font_name –type string “DejaVu Sans 9″
gconftool-2 –set /apps/metacity/general/titlebar_font –type string “"DejaVu Sans 9″
gconftool-2 –set /desktop/gnome/interface/monospace_font_name –type string “"DejaVu Sans Mono 8″




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