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display font size is too small in Fedora16

asked 2012-04-11 09:12:43 +0000

Wei WANG gravatar image

updated 2014-09-28 13:44:40 +0000

mether gravatar image

My 13.3" notebook's revolution is 1600*900, so in Fedora16 the fonts size is very small and hard to see. I want to know how to change dpi to 120. Help me

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answered 2012-04-12 08:11:28 +0000

ztank1013 gravatar image

updated 2012-04-12 08:11:55 +0000

The best way to control text size on your Desktop is to use the gsettings command.

Open a terminal window and run the following:

gsettings list-recursively | grep text-scaling-factor

The default text-scaling-factor should be 1.0 ant your output should be something like this:

org.gnome.desktop.interface text-scaling-factor 1.0

Now if you want to make your Desktop and its text a little larger just run the following command:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface text-scaling-factor '1.2'

The change is immediate and permanet so if you want to rollback to the previous settings you must rerun the command passing '1.0' as parameter.

Of course if you want larger text you just have to increase the scaling factor.

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answered 2012-04-12 07:37:36 +0000

ztank1013 gravatar image

Left click the Universal Access icon (upper right corner on your desktop assuming you are using f16 gnome-3) and turn on the Large text button.

Is it large enough? If not try running the following from a command prompt


then select Universal Access. In Seeing tab you will find a drop down list called Text size.

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answered 2012-04-12 06:37:38 +0000

Wei WANG gravatar image

Firstly, thanks for your answer. But use gnome-tweak-tool just change the Fonts' size. I want to change dpi from 96 to 120, so all of windows will bigger.

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answered 2012-04-11 11:44:49 +0000

Hi there!

Install the gnome-tweak-tool:

$ su -c 'yum install gnome-tweak-tool'

It has numerous settings you can change. Fonts is one of them.

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answered 2012-04-12 08:51:32 +0000

Wei WANG gravatar image

Thanks. The first and the third answers are better. gnome-tweak-tool is power and easy, so I use it to change fonts.

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Asked: 2012-04-11 09:12:43 +0000

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