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    large fonts in KDE

    Hello!
    Just have upgraded from Fedora 11 to Fedora 13 and now fonts in KDE are too large, so my 1280x1024 desktop resolution seams like much lower.
    Such apps like Thunderbird, Firefox, Opera and others have their own font settings, but they affect only on text inside browser or e-mail.
    All menus, toolbars and other elements are big
    Other apps which don't have own font settings have all fonts big.
    I tried to change font sizes in system fonts parameters, set all them to 10, but no any effect.
    It's especially inconvenient in Thunderbird, because it has big fonts not only in menus, but also in names of all folders and even in messages subjects. Only message text itself is customizable in its settings.

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    Re: large fonts in KDE

    Go to System Settings - Appearance - Fonts and set the Force Fonts to something other than disabled. I have used 96 dpi on some machines.

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    Re: large fonts in KDE

    It doesn't help.
    Especially in Thunderbird.
    By the way, in Thunderbird it helps to change Theme to iLeopard Mail or some others.
    Standard Theme or most others still look ugly.

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    Re: large fonts in KDE

    Thunderbird and other non kde apps will need the GTK settings in the appearance tab. There is a font setting there too but I've haven't used it so I can't say how well it works.

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    Re: large fonts in KDE

    I've boot under Gnome and there's the ability to set screen DPI to any custom value.
    Can I do so under KDE?
    I need 72dpi.

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    Re: large fonts in KDE

    Quote Originally Posted by Comrad
    I've boot under Gnome and there's the ability to set screen DPI to any custom value.
    Can I do so under KDE?
    I need 72dpi.
    Look at the second post.

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    Re: large fonts in KDE

    Don't know what you mean.
    I have 3 choices there to use force fonts dpi:
    1) off
    2) 96 dpi
    3) 120 dpi
    Where can I set 72 dpi?

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    Re: large fonts in KDE

    Yes sorry you are right. I haven't needed to use it for a while and thought I remembered overwriting the default and putting in your own figure but it doesn't allow that.

    Don't know if it will work but you could try editing ~/.kde/share/config/kcmfonts and changing the appropriate line.

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    Re: large fonts in KDE

    Yes, it helped, thanks!
    Strange that KDE doesn't have option 72 dpi.

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