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    Re: Is there a way to set font size in unity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter09 View Post
    Mmmm - I just tap the meta key, start typing 'appearance' and there is the application.
    been there, tried that, no workie in Oneiric for me...
    No Appearance application on my install???
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    Re: Is there a way to set font size in unity?

    I believe you will find a font size slider in the accessibility section of Control Centre. It is still possible to change the theme / font size, but there isn't a UI for it at the moment and someone should really make one.

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    Re: Is there a way to set font size in unity?

    try installing

    gnome-appearance-properties

    thats the name of the application.
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    Re: Is there a way to set font size in unity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter09 View Post
    try installing

    gnome-appearance-properties

    thats the name of the application.
    this change only the appearance of gnome2, so it is not a good suggestion.
    gnome-appearance-properties is part of gnome2 and will be removed.

    In gnome3 you can change settings via "dconf-editor" and via "gnome-tweak-tool"

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    Re: Is there a way to set font size in unity?

    Apologies - I didn't realise that I'd dropped into the Oneiric forum, the user had simply stated - Unity - and I had assumed he was talking about 11.04.
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    Re: Is there a way to set font size in unity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter09 View Post
    try installing

    gnome-appearance-properties

    thats the name of the application.
    Nothing with that name available on my Oneiric install...

    you will find a font size slider in the accessibility section of Control Centre
    That's a global sizing, the fine grain sizing will have to be brought with a new gnome3 app. as you said.

    Long way to go, short time to get there...
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    Re: Is there a way to set font size in unity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter09 View Post
    Apologies - I didn't realise that I'd dropped into the Oneiric forum, the user had simply stated - Unity - and I had assumed he was talking about 11.04.
    Absolutely no problem!



    I see btw there is still some confusion about gnome3 and gnome-shell, unfortunately, and I don't understand why.

    GNOME Shell is just one part of GNOME 3. It (together with Mutter, the window managet) is its primary user interface. The secondary interface (for hardware that can't handle the 3D workload, or for people who don't care about glitz), is Gnome Panel + Metacity (old window manager), which will basically give you the look of current GNOME 2.

    GNOME3 itself is a whole desktop suite that includes a whole bunch of stuff like a GUI toolkit, development suites, a file manager, some utilities, some system-level daemons, and a whole bunch of apps.

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    Re: Is there a way to set font size in unity?

    Quote Originally Posted by lucazade View Post
    You have to use "gnome-tweak-tool" or "dconf-editor" to tune font settings.
    Anyway is not related to Unity but to Gnome3 stack.
    Thanks for the advice but, I can't find anything in "gnome-tweak" that will set font sizes and "dconf" doesn't appear to work.
    I find it a bit amazing that an Alpha is released without a tool to adjust font size. Such a fundamental and essential thing. However...
    Cheers, Mike

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    Re: Is there a way to set font size in unity?

    Quote Originally Posted by mdurham View Post
    Thanks for the advice but, I can't find anything in "gnome-tweak" that will set font sizes and "dconf" doesn't appear to work.
    I find it a bit amazing that an Alpha is released without a tool to adjust font size. Such a fundamental and essential thing. However...
    Cheers, Mike
    Have you got dconf-tools installed? The command to use the editor is:

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    dconf-editor

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    Re: Is there a way to set font size in unity?

    Quote Originally Posted by mdurham View Post
    Thanks for the advice but, I can't find anything in "gnome-tweak" that will set font sizes and "dconf" doesn't appear to work.
    I find it a bit amazing that an Alpha is released without a tool to adjust font size. Such a fundamental and essential thing. However...
    Cheers, Mike
    An alpha in Ubuntu really means "stable development snapshot." It isn't the same kind of alpha release you can expect from Firefox, for example, where most of the features are complete.

    At any rate, this is all Gnome Control Centre 3. If you're interested in this changing, please take a look over there.
    Last edited by Mr. Picklesworth; June 12th, 2011 at 07:15 AM.

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