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How to change font for login screen?

asked 2016-09-15 20:40:03 -0500

adredx gravatar image

I'm using a different font. Is there a way for the login screen to adapt my font?

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Which login manager do you use? SDDM, KDM, GDM, LightDM, etc.?

Striker gravatar imageStriker ( 2016-09-16 07:50:11 -0500 )edit

The default one that comes with fedora 24. I don't know what it is.

adredx gravatar imageadredx ( 2016-09-16 19:08:35 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-11-03 06:55:44 -0500

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Yes you can, but the procedure is very long. The default login screen is controlled by gdm. In order to customise any part of it you have to make a shell theme and compile it as "gnome-shell.gresource" and replace the system file with yours. That is why, when you change fonts they only get reflected in apps not in the Top Bar or in the Login Screen

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Can you pls tell me how exactly?

adredx gravatar imageadredx ( 2016-11-26 18:22:08 -0500 )edit

you can follow this link Extract Shell .gresource. Then open .css file from the extracted files, and find the line to change the font. Make sure the font you want to use is installed in system directory (/usr/share/fonts). then compile it into .gresource again or .zip and apply as theme.(gresource give full flexibility but can crash your system in case something goes wrong)

shark gravatar imageshark ( 2016-11-27 19:09:05 -0500 )edit

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