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Hi folks, Gentoo amd64 Gnome-light screen resolution: 1280x1024 Please advise how to increase the screen font size without sacrisfying screen resolution. Lower screen resolution to 1024x768 can inscrease font size. ...
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    How to inscrease screen font size


    Hi folks,

    Gentoo amd64
    Gnome-light
    screen resolution: 1280x1024

    Please advise how to increase the screen font size without sacrisfying screen resolution. Lower screen resolution to 1024x768 can inscrease font size.


    $ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Code:
    Section "Files"
    
    # The location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the
    # file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
    # no need to change the default.
    
    #    RgbPath    "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
    
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
    # as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one ontPath
    # command (or a combination of both methods)
    #
    
        FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
        FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi"
        FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
        FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/freefont/"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    #    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    TIA

    B.R.
    satimis

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    There should be something in your gnome menu for
    customizing the desktop. Set your fonts there. Other
    programs like firefox have their own menus for setting fonts.

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    Hi rcgreen,

    I got it.

    Application font (Sans 10) What is this item for?
    Document font (Sans 10) supposed for document body
    Desktop font (Sans 10)
    Window title font (Sans Bold 10)
    Fixed width font (Monospace 10) What is this item for?

    Following selection also available;
    - Monochrome (what is this option refer to?)
    - Best shapes
    - Best contrast
    - Subpixel smoothing (LCDs) (supposed for LCD monitor)

    Advice and suggestion shall be appreciated. TIA

    B.R.
    satimis

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    Application font (Sans 10) What is this item for?
    Fixed width font (Monospace 10) What is this item for?
    best way to find out ... change size to 15... see what has changed ...




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    http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Xorg_and_Fonts

    Go there.
    Do what it says.
    You have good fonts.

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