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Thread: Font size within Terminal

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    Font size within Terminal

    I've recently installed Lubuntu 14.04 on my VERY old computer (circa 1997) and it's going very well. Tried many different distros, and spins, and this works best on this old box!

    One issue I do have is the font size within a Terminal session - my eyes are much older than the computer! Is there a way to increase font or text size within a Terminal session? I looked around but could find a specific preference setting for making such a change.
    Last edited by makaha2; June 8th, 2014 at 06:30 AM.

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    Re: Font size within Terminal

    By "terminal session", do you mean when you open the terminal or when you log in in a tty with <ctrl><alt><F1> for ex ?
    Terminal application :
    Open LXTerminal > Edit > Prefs > you can set the font size here.
    TTY :
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
    You can have a read here, as it appears there is some tweaking to do to make it permanent for the TTY :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2210269
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2199051
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    Re: Font size within Terminal

    It's when I go System Tools/XTerm

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    Re: Font size within Terminal

    Ah, if you are using Xterm : <ctrl><right click> in an xterm window, you will have the option to change font size.
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    Re: Font size within Terminal

    Fantastic. Exactly what I needed, many thanks

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    Re: Font size within Terminal

    You are most welcome
    Please mark your thread as solved (under Thread tools), thanks.
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