[PC-BSD Testing] Extremely tiny font in xfce4

Lars Engels lars.engels at 0x20.net
Mon Jun 11 04:18:12 PDT 2012


On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 08:25:16PM +1200, Sam Lin wrote:
> Hi PCBSDers,
> 
> I am using PCBSD 9.0 on my 8-year old (!) laptop with xfce4 being the
> desktop. It has been generally okay - until tonight. When I launch PCBSD it
> tonight appears that the font in some applications becomes extremely tiny.
> I am not sure what's happening here but it's not everything but only some
> applications in this system suffer the symptom. For what I meant by
> extremely tiny font please see the attached screen shot.
> 
> Some suffered applications I have found so far are:
> 
> - AppCafe
> - Opera
> - PCBSD Control Panel
> - kchmviewer
> - digiKam
> - EasyPBI
> - VLC
> 
> Haven't tried out all applications in this system but it looks like quite a
> few stuff related with kde are affected, although some other PBIs have also
> been affected e.g. Opera and VLC.
> 
> I am not sure if this is something similar to this old post [
> http://forums.pcbsd.org/showthread.php?t=8908], but what could have
> triggered this issue? Any solution to this symptom?

I don't know what's causing this but you can try to change your DPI
settings:

$ xrandr --dpi 72
or
$ xrandr --dpi 120

and then restart the application that has too small fonts.

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