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Old 29th October 2006, 01:26 AM
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Huge font size gnome menus

Hi, I'm running FC5, and managed to make my gnome unusable.

If you go into fonts:// within the file browser, you can set the application font, well I chose one that had a font size of about 150, so File Edit was basically the only thing on the screen because the taskbar also enlarged. Also, I tried to get creative and fix it by keyboard shortcuts and wound up switching the font to a symbols fontset, so now there are just pictures on the screen.

There's no problems in KDE, so I'm hoping someone would be able to tell me how to adjust the gnome application fonts within it.

Thanks in advance
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Old 29th October 2006, 11:25 PM
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remove the .gnome* and maybe the .nautilus directories in your home folder.
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Old 30th October 2006, 12:51 AM
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This did not work, and I should also mention that this changed all toolbars, so no applications are usable within it.
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Old 30th October 2006, 01:06 AM
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open up terminal
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cd /home/*yours*
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rm -rf .*
that will do it.
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Old 30th October 2006, 02:21 AM
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open up terminal

that will do it.
other than the system fonts, what will removing all hidden directories in my home directory affect?
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Old 30th October 2006, 04:56 AM
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sorry, just about all your settings for your account. If you want to keep any thing exclude. maybe mozilla.
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Old 30th October 2006, 05:08 AM
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sorry, just about all your settings for your account. If you want to keep any thing exclude. maybe mozilla.
yeah and everything in my .wine, please dont post in this thread again, your arrogance is not welcome here.

This problem is secondary to keeping primary data intact, as common sense would suggest, however I would still appreciate any suggestions.

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Old 30th October 2006, 10:47 AM
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I'll agree that to remove all hidden files or directories in a user's /home can lead to big problems, but using terms like 'arrogance' about someone who at least tried to help is not gaining you friends either.

As to your problem, it would seem that only your user fonts have been affected, so can you simply sign in as root and create a new user account with correct settings move data and delete the old? That seems a bit extreme perhaps, but it's early and I'm still on coffee cup #1 - someone else will come up with something better, I'm sure.
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Old 30th October 2006, 10:44 PM
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I'll agree that to remove all hidden files or directories in a user's /home can lead to big problems, but using terms like 'arrogance' about someone who at least tried to help is not gaining you friends either.

As to your problem, it would seem that only your user fonts have been affected, so can you simply sign in as root and create a new user account with correct settings move data and delete the old? That seems a bit extreme perhaps, but it's early and I'm still on coffee cup #1 - someone else will come up with something better, I'm sure.

Bob, please dont lecture me on how to cement relationships, I'm here to try and resolve an issue, not join a frat. I will not defend myself to you, but I will say that I have researched arapidsfan's other threads and found him to be a rather reliable source, which is why I believe my comments were warranted as his instruction appears to be an intentional attempt to harm my data, or in the very least an unethical misuse of a power position, as opposed to helping. Do you have any idea how pissed off I would have been had I followed his instruction? No, and I dont think you want to know either, which is fine, I have come to lower my expectations in people.

As for your solution, if I knew what data to not move so that the problem doesn't reoccur in the new account, I would have attempted it.
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Old 30th October 2006, 10:52 PM
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This did not work, and I should also mention that this changed all toolbars, so no applications are usable within it.
I believe you should rename the hidden ~/.gconf directory

under ~/gconf/desktop/desktop/interface

is an xml file with the desktop theme, icon and font settings. I haven't looked under the other subdirectories. Of course, I could be wrong so rename rather than delete.

Wayne
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Old 30th October 2006, 11:07 PM
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Theweapon - it's one of my jobs as Community Manager to maintain decorum on these threads. Please read the Guidelines and if you want to have a discussion on things, please send me a PM.
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Old 30th October 2006, 11:21 PM
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I feel that I warrant a right to defend myself, sorry. I assumed that you like most of the people this type of post are rather new to linux and were just playing around with settings after install. So, my change would fix the problem, and delete the few settings you changed. I would never have told you this if I realized that you had such directories as .wine.

I commonly use this exact method myself when I mess something up, and I back up my .wine and .mozilla.

I garantee that I had no intentions of harming your data.

If you still have this problem, I can help you keep your stuff.

Again, I do not believe that I was arrogant but made a inaccurate assumption. Because as you I researched the theweapon and you had only the post.

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as his instruction appears to be an intentional attempt to harm my data, or in the very least an unethical misuse of a power position, as opposed to helping.
It was in no regard intentional misuse as it was notably only trying to solve the problem. I am sorry but these comments hurt as I spend alot of time running my school network, based on the non misuse of power. It was a mis assumption.

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Old 30th October 2006, 11:46 PM
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Have a look here and if it does not help you I am sure others in the forum there will have a solution that you will.
http://gnomesupport.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11812

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Old 31st October 2006, 12:46 AM
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Almost don't want to get into this one, but... And this is just a guess...

Try editing the xml file in .gconf/desktop/gnome/interface.

The font entries will be listed by face and size. Edit the sizes, and see if that works.

Post back the results please. I'm curious if this will work, but don't want to bork my install finding out.

Dan


EDIT: Whoops! Wayne beat me to it! Nice work, Wayne!

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Old 31st October 2006, 12:55 AM
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Almost don't want to get into this one, but... And this is just a guess...

Try editing the xml file in .gconf/desktop/gnome/interface.

The font entries will be listed by face and size. Edit the sizes, and see if that works.

Post back the results please. I'm curious if this will work, but don't want to bork my install finding out.

Dan


EDIT: Whoops! Wayne beat me to it! Nice work, Wayne!

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Hi Dan,

Hopefully it should do the trick....

Wayne
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