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#1 2013-02-07 12:38:30

harpoon
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Small font size is unreadable: Thunar and other apps (Solved)

Last edited by harpoon (2013-02-08 10:29:11)

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#2 2013-02-07 13:27:01

dura
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Re: Small font size is unreadable: Thunar and other apps (Solved)

I'm not on debian or #!, but can't you change it with lxappearance or obconf?

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#3 2013-02-07 17:04:09

VDP76
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Re: Small font size is unreadable: Thunar and other apps (Solved)

whcich #! build have you used?
if you can drop to a readable terminal session (Ctrl + Alt + F1) you could try to wget the new .iso, dd it onto a usb pen-drive and try to re-install...

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#4 2013-02-08 02:28:07

moetunes
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Re: Small font size is unreadable: Thunar and other apps (Solved)

I set thunars font size from the ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file with the line

gtk-font-name = "Liberation-Mono 6"

if that file's not there you can make it and remember to use a font you have on your system.
HTH

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#5 2013-02-08 03:04:46

harpoon
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Re: Small font size is unreadable: Thunar and other apps (Solved)

VDP76:
I installed from the newest image crunchbang-11-20130119-amd64.iso -- I created a new usb for this reinstall of waldorf so the solutions do not lie here.  Thanks for the suggestion, though.

dura:
Neither the changes to lxappearance, nor obconf, nor .Xresources had any effect on some applications, e.g. thunar, gparted, among others.

UPDATE:
There is a cludge (found on the Ubuntu forum) to make thunar usable which involves adding the following lines to the end of the .gtkrc-2.0.mine file  (yes, the .mine suffix is required for this to work, but is missing in the original post)

style "fonttweak"
{
font_name = "<font name> <font size>"
}
widget_class "*Thunar*View*" style "fonttweak"

save the file, logout, and login again.

This suggests (to me) that a similar approach might be need to be applied for each application that does not respond to more global changes.  I have not had time to experiment with this yet.

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#6 2013-02-08 07:30:25

moetunes
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Re: Small font size is unreadable: Thunar and other apps (Solved)

I don't have any other apps that edit the ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file so I can put my edits in there. If you have other apps that edit that file you need to have a ~/.gtkrc-2.0.mine file to keep your edits.
The "cludge" you have limits the font setting to thunar with the widget_class line. You can add a widget class line for every app or you can set the font size globally with the line I mentioned above ^ in your ~/.gtkrc-2.0.mine file.

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#7 2013-02-08 09:50:34

harpoon
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Re: Small font size is unreadable: Thunar and other apps (Solved)

moetunes:
For some reason, setting the gtk-font-name= in either .gtkrc-2.0 or .gtkrc-2.0.mine had no effect, but the widget_class cludge did. 

I am not literate enough in such things to offer even a possible explanation as to why.  What you said makes sense to me, and I will go back and see if I made an entry error somewhere that caused your solution to fail.

Many thanks for the input.

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#8 2013-02-08 10:28:18

harpoon
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Re: Small font size is unreadable: Thunar and other apps (Solved)

moetunes:
Your solution is correct, and the widgets_class is not necessary unless different settings are needed for specific apps.

My failure to get it to work arises from one of Murphy's laws:
"In any given computation, the number most obviously correct will be the source of the error." I was calling a font not present after the reinstall, but was certain that it was part of the default installation.

Catfish, thunar, pcmanfm, the terminal, gimp, and libreoffice all respond to the change.  Gparted and the synaptic gui do not, but they are used infrequently enough to call things usable on the whole, so I am changing this to "solved."

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#9 2014-08-02 10:52:38

goldaryn
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Re: Small font size is unreadable: Thunar and other apps (Solved)

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#10 2014-08-02 13:06:31

damo
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Registered: 2011-11-24
Posts: 5,434

Re: Small font size is unreadable: Thunar and other apps (Solved)

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