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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:09 am    Post subject: Resolution Annoyance [SOLVED] Reply with quote

So I am on a somewhat older Asus laptop with a resolution of 1366 x 768. Now I find myself having to zoom out the entire time. When I open a terminal i do ctrl + '-', when I open firefox i do ctrl + '-' and I wish I knew how to zoom out in gvim except there are no plugins that do so without having to specify a font yet... So basically I think that the text is too big for nearly all applications. Any clue as to how this has come to be and how to change it?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You want to read up on fonts. For instance, for my terminal I use rvxt-unicode and I can directly set the font used via my .Xresources file, e.g.,
Code:
URxvt*font: xft:Monaco:antialias=false:pixelsize=10

You also have a tool called eselect, use it like this:
Code:
eselect fontconfig list

This lets you enable/disable different fonts from the set of fonts from which things like Firefox makes its selections.

Fonts used to be a nightmare. It's pretty easy today, but there is some initial complexity you have to endure before it's all working well.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nokilli wrote:
You want to read up on fonts. For instance, for my terminal I use rvxt-unicode and I can directly set the font used via my .Xresources file, e.g.,
Code:
URxvt*font: xft:Monaco:antialias=false:pixelsize=10

You also have a tool called eselect, use it like this:
Code:
eselect fontconfig list

This lets you enable/disable different fonts from the set of fonts from which things like Firefox makes its selections.

Fonts used to be a nightmare. It's pretty easy today, but there is some initial complexity you have to endure before it's all working well.


But it is not really the fonts that are the problem. Its the size of them. But then again maybe i should read up on it though I doubt the problem is nested there.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given the reply when you posted the same question elsewhere , is this resolved?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

desultory wrote:
Given the reply when you posted the same question elsewhere , is this resolved?


Sadly no. I never got a reply to the question :S
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://vi.stackexchange.com/questions/3093/how-can-i-change-the-font-size-in-gvim
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roman_Gruber wrote:
https://vi.stackexchange.com/questions/3093/how-can-i-change-the-font-size-in-gvim

Actually helpfull but not a solution to my problem. Thank you anyway.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ZappingLinux wrote:
desultory wrote:
Given the reply when you posted the same question elsewhere , is this resolved?


Sadly no. I never got a reply to the question :S


dantrell wrote:
ZappingLinux wrote:
So basically I think that the font is too big for nearly all applications. Any clue as to how this has come to be and how to change it?

GNOME Tweak Tool -> Fonts -> Scaling Factor
That is a direct reply to your question. Does adjusting the configuration options present there fix your problem?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

desultory wrote:
ZappingLinux wrote:
desultory wrote:
Given the reply when you posted the same question elsewhere , is this resolved?


Sadly no. I never got a reply to the question :S


dantrell wrote:
ZappingLinux wrote:
So basically I think that the font is too big for nearly all applications. Any clue as to how this has come to be and how to change it?

GNOME Tweak Tool -> Fonts -> Scaling Factor
That is a direct reply to your question. Does adjusting the configuration options present there fix your problem?


Oh help.... Did I really overlook that reply??? I will go check it out (I feel so dumb right now)...

Update:
Yeah.... that was it....
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ZappingLinux wrote:
Oh help.... Did I really overlook that reply??? I will go check it out (I feel so dumb right now)...

Update:
Yeah.... that was it....
It happens.

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