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    Change system fixed width font

    No matter where I look, the only thing that anyone knows how to do is change the terminal font. How do I change the system fixed width font from the default Monospace 11 in XFCE?

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    Re: Change system fixed width font

    I am using an android tablet to answer this, but surely you need to go to settings->settings manager->appearance->fonts tab to change all the font settings.
    Unfortunately I can't check that for myself at the moment and my memory may be playing tricks on me!
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    Re: Change system fixed width font

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    I am using an android tablet to answer this, but surely you need to go to settings->settings manager->appearance->fonts tab to change all the font settings.
    Unfortunately I can't check that for myself at the moment and my memory may be playing tricks on me!
    There is no fixed width font option. The only font you can edit through the GUI is the main system font.

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    Re: Change system fixed width font

    Where are you seeing this fixed font? A screenshot may help.

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    It also affects Chrome and other programs. I would like to change this system default instead of changing the settings for individual programs.

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    Re: Change system fixed width font

    I don't think that you're going to find a setting in Xfce that is going to change the system default font (outside of what ajgreeny noted above). Mainly because (in your case) gedit is a gnome app that has its own specific configuration system (and definition of "system fixed width font") and chrome is a 3rd party app that does the same.

    Having said that, you may have some luck by looking into font substition. Font substition is an X-level configuration option that basically substitutes one font for another. I haven't personally experimented with font substition, but here are a few links that may help you get started:
    - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Fonts
    - http://weirdfellow.wordpress.com/201...substitutions/
    - http://www.freedesktop.org/software/...er.html#AEN134
    - http://superuser.com/questions/11685...ith-fonts-conf
    - https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...#Replace_fonts

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    Re: Change system fixed width font

    I want to change the size more than the font-family.

    I am disappointed to hear that these problems exist.

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    Re: Change system fixed width font

    Quote Originally Posted by makaze2 View Post
    No matter where I look, the only thing that anyone knows how to do is change the terminal font. How do I change the system fixed width font from the default Monospace 11 in XFCE?
    This maybe seem stupid but I'm asking sincerely:
    • What do you mean by "system fixed width font"?
    • In what context do you encounter it?
    • Where would you like it to be different or to be used?
    Shortened urls: See point #11 here. And clicking on them could be risky.
    Use ubuntu-support-status with caution.

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    Re: Change system fixed width font

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    This maybe seem stupid but I'm asking sincerely:
    • What do you mean by "system fixed width font"?
    • In what context do you encounter it?
    • Where would you like it to be different or to be used?
    A system-wide default fixed width font. For example, Courier New is the default system fixed width font on Windows.

    I encounter it here and in many other programs such as Chrome.



    I would like to know how to change either the font face, the size, or both on a system-wide scale.

    Read the thread and see if you have anything to add.

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    Re: Change system fixed width font

    Quote Originally Posted by makaze2 View Post
    ...
    Read the thread and see if you have anything to add.
    I read the thread.
    Shortened urls: See point #11 here. And clicking on them could be risky.
    Use ubuntu-support-status with caution.

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