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Month: August 2017

Re: [trinity-users] tiny fonts problem revisited

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:10:07 -0400 (EDT)
On Tue, 8 Aug 2017, Nick Koretsky wrote:

> On Tue, 8 Aug 2017 02:36:46 -0400 (EDT)
> Felmon Davis <davisf@...> wrote:
>> ok, that's progress; still tiny fonts in the menus of GTK apps but
>> also elsewhere, e.g. in some menus of Firefox still; tiny icons on
>> 'kicker' and elsewhere. strange tiny fonts on the opening page of
>> Trinity Control Center.
>> I need to figure out GTK.
> I noticed that in you entire quest you never mentioned /etc/fonts
> and/or ./config/fontconfig. There is a dpi property that if set in configs
> will override what is requested by application. search for 'name="dpi"'
> through all fontconfig files to check if you have not set it somewhere.

so I've looked about, not sure I've found every nook and cranny, but 
haven't found settings in the places you've mentioned and elsewhere.

have made some progress though.

(1) I took measure of the screen; I think I could have used Felix's 
page but stumbled on <>

9.6" diagonal; 8.3" width; 4.7" heigth

I set '/etc/X11/xorg.conf/90-monitor'

to: DisplaySize 294 165

(2) I turned off 'Force fonts DPI' in the Trinity Control Center and 
set dpi to 190 via

echo Xft.dpi: 190 | xrdb -merge

(3) did some settings in 'GTK Styles and Fonts' in TCC; GTK2 fonts are 
supposed to use Sans Serif 15, Redmond is style; GTK3 is on style 
TraditionalOk. fooled around re-sizing 'kicker' and with configs in 
some programs case by case.

these measures cleared up most but not all problems. some programs 
still misbehave:

(a) Gimp and LibreOffice have grotesquely large menu fonts. still 
can't quite find pertinent gtk or program settings. I have install 
Apache Office yet.

(b) icons are too small in Pan; probably something can be fixed in its 
config. not terribly important. some other icons elsewhere also small.

I believe there are a couple of other issues I don't find now in my 
notes. of course I haven't opened everything that's been installed by 
default, most of which I will remove anyway. ah, e.g. I see something 
called 'Music Player' has teeny fonts. I likely won't use it but I'm 
discontent that I haven't developed a more systematic way to get 
control of the interface. I guess some of this requires 
program-by-program skirmishing.

I'll explore more and pin things down.

Cinnamon runs ok; next run I'll reconnoitre its gtk settings.

thank everyone for advice and help.


Felmon Davis

Most people are too busy to have time for anything important.