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Offline Paul

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Font and GUI element size
« on: October 03, 2019, 15:56:59 »
How do I change the font size and interface elements (on Linux)? In GenJ it was an option if I recall correctly but it seems to have disappeared.

If you look at this image from a widescreen monitor you'll see that tabs and other elements are extremely small - most of the window is occupied by blank space (ok I know the particular tab is maximized but still). Just increasing font size would be a great help! :D




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Re: Font and GUI element size
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2019, 16:47:56 »

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Re: Font and GUI element size
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2019, 08:14:17 »
 :-[ sorry, completely forgot I'd asked that already! Just reinstalled OS and all programs, so many things to tweak!

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Re: Font and GUI element size
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2019, 09:14:10 »
Unfortunately I have another font issue - they have a fuzzy purple pixelated appearance (see attached). I don't get this anywhere else on my PC so I imagine it is a 'font smoothing' or similar option that needs setting for Java. Any suggestions please?


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Re: Font and GUI element size
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2019, 09:22:41 »
Actually the problem isn't throughout Ancestris, only in some places. The data in the entity list isn't affected but the column titles are (see attached). Text in the dynamic tree isn't affected but all text (data and UI) in Aries editor is. Hope that helps?

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Re : Font and GUI element size
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2019, 09:39:22 »
I suggest you to switch to Nimbus look and Feel.
This is the best result for most of OS.
Beside this, you can change all the color scheme in "Tools => Preferences" tab "Miscellaneous"
You have a wide variety of colors (not sure of what impact which element).

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Re: Font and GUI element size
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2019, 10:24:03 »
Nimbus causes icons in each tab heading/title/caption whatever it's called to be squeezed up against the text. It also makes the 'spreadsheet lines' in the entity table and elsewhere disappear completely.

'Motif' gets rid of the fuzziness problem but the colours are not great and all the text is jagged, not anti-aliased.

Doesn't  "Tools => Preferences" tab "Miscellaneous" just affect the output window (that's what it says)?

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Re: Font and GUI element size
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2019, 10:55:14 »
Good news, I've resolved this issue completely!

There's a system wide setting for anti-aliasing fonts in Java apps on Linux. In the file /etc/environment add the line:

_JAVA_OPTIONS='-Dawt.useSystemAAFontSettings=on'

Other values for laptops and LCD displays are possible, refer to this page:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Java_Runtime_Environment_fonts