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    set font style to default theme?

    For some reason my fonts have gone all ugly* in Firefox and a few other applications. I've tried everything I can think of within FF to get them to look better but to no avail. I tested with the guest account login and the fonts in Firefox and in everything else look much nicer. So, I'm looking for a simple way to get my own account to use the default/guest font settings for everything.

    *The thickness of the letters, particularly the M and W is not consistent and everything is kind of jaggedy.

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    Re: set font style to default theme?

    Have you got a file called .fonts.conf in your home and do you run kde applications which you've configured with kde-system-settings?

    If so delete the .fonts.conf file and start a new session (logout and login again) and you may find all is well again.

    See a previous thread of mine http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2125379
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    Re: set font style to default theme?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    Have you got a file called .fonts.conf in your home and do you run kde applications which you've configured with kde-system-settings?

    If so delete the .fonts.conf file and start a new session (logout and login again) and you may find all is well again.

    See a previous thread of mine http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2125379
    That seems to have worked like a charm. Many thanks

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    Re: set font style to default theme?

    The downside is now my KDE apps look like crap. Is there some way of keeping both happy?

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    Re: set font style to default theme?

    You can still use the kde system-settings app but just avoid making changes to the font configuration.

    Perhaps you need to make changes to your fonts in xubuntu that will also look good in KDE/qt apps. Here is my fonts configuration from settings-manager and how my qt/kde app look..
    Default font - ubuntu 11
    Anti-aliasing - enabled
    Hinting - slight
    Sub-pixel order - None
    Default DPI settings (96dpi)
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    Last edited by ajgreeny; September 16th, 2013 at 09:12 PM.
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    Re: set font style to default theme?

    Thanks once again. That's another significant improvement

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    Re: set font style to default theme?

    Great!

    Just fiddle around with your Xubuntu font config and you may find with your own hardware that the clarity improves even more than you have already, particularly with changes to the sub-pixel-order, which I find can suddenly change font rendering, but best settings does depend on the monitor, I think.
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    Re: set font style to default theme?

    try the firefox addon "theme font & size changer", really helps

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    Re: set font style to default theme?

    This is probably a bit cheeky as it's a little off topic but I've been struggling with the appearance of what I think are GTK apps in Xubuntu. The buttons and colours are a bit 'old school' as you can see in post 3 of this thread:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2172367

    Does anyone know what config tool I need to use to alter that theme?

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