X-apps UI font is too big after installing FC8
pauljohn32 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 17:45:41 UTC 2008
i have this problem with huge fonts, but only sometimes, apparently at
random. if i restart, all is well. then, after a day or two--poof!
Huge text in firefox.
if you find a reason, please post in this thread
On 1/21/08, Todd Zullinger <tmz at pobox.com> wrote:
> Henrik Frisk wrote:
> > Thanks for the reply. I've been there but as far as I can tell, this
> > affects the font size of the Desktop UI . My issue is only with some
> > applications. I'm not a GUI wizard, but I think that applications
> > that use its own, or gnome's GUI widgets for dialogs etc look good,
> > whereas apps that rely on xorg have to large font sizes (tab
> > description overflow the size of the tab etc.). I may be completely
> > wrong about this though. Bottom line is ooffice and firefox looks
> > good, gv looks bad (actually, not bad, just big). The emacs UI I
> > resolved by setting the default font to the terminus font but I have
> > to have to do that for all apps for which this is an issue.
> Ahh, ok. Perhaps it's just a matter of installing xorg-x11-xfs and
> having that run? I believe that it was disabled by default in F8. I
> haven't used any apps that still use the ancient X font setup instead
> of fontconfig though, so I don't really know what the best solution
> for making fonts work for those apps is these days.
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