Friday, June 01, 2007

Linux fonts too big?? Try decreasing dpi

Every time i install any Linux distro, the first thing i do is decrease the size of font. I use GNOME in which the default font size defaults to 10 which i feel is quite large given the fact that i use the resolution 1024x768 over a LCD.

But instead of decreasing the font size, here's the alternative that works better. Go to System > Preferences > Font > Details. Now change the Resolution to 72 dots per inch (dpi) (or more if u dont like too small fonts). I chose 72 because it is the actual dpi present on the screen. The smaller fonts look sleek and provides more space too..

Give it a try..