• More font customization options?


    Hey guys, I’ve been using Antergos Xfce for about 3-4 days, and have been slowly setting it up the way I want it. I’m having one issue that I haven’t been able to find an answer for online, so I was hoping you guys would know.

    The problem is that a handful of my applications are displaying with a terrible monoface font rather than the font I’ve selected. The programs that I’ve noticed doing this include notepadqq and MultiMC5. Changing the fonts/themes of the programs themselves have had no effect, so at this point I’m thinking it’s because Xfce gives barely any options in the font settings menu:
    (Example)

    I’m not all that great at linux (actually my husband installed this distro – I was afraid to mess up my dual boot), but I remember that on Linux Mint Cinnamon, I had several more options for changing the font:
    An example.

    Is this the problem? Or is it some issue with Antergos/Xfce’s “default font” not overriding certain program fonts?
    Do you guys know of some kind of font manager similar to what cinnamon uses that would allow me to set additional defaults?

  • What does font settings in Window Manager show?

  • @triode13 said in More font customization options?:

    What does font settings in Window Manager show?

    I believe it’s in the picture above ;).

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  • @Hallowvale said in More font customization options?:

    The programs that I’ve noticed doing this include notepadqq and MultiMC5.

    Hi there and welcome to Antergos!

    It appears that both of those programs include qt5 dependencies. Perhaps their fonts can be better managed using the corresponding program “qt5ct”?

    Hope this helps and good luck:grinning:.

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  • I’m not sure where the font discrepancies are occurring within the programs, but the Window Manager is different from the Appearance settings, and allows you to change the font in the Title your windows.

    If you install a new font, let’s say into ~/.fonts folder, you may need to update your font cache in order for other programs to use the font with:

    $ fc-cache
    

    I’ve never encountered this issue before with any program in xfce. If using a ‘testing’ version of software, maybe this could cause problems?

  • In a VM with stock antergos xfce, I installed notepadqq-git. I don’t have much experience with qt5 programs, I’m qt5 dumb, but I think I’m seeing what @Hallowvale is seeing. @Keegan installing “qt5ct” allows you to easily manage the appearance of qt5 programs. You can easily change themes and fonts to better blend qt5 with gtk. I won’t be adverse to installing qt5 programs in the future. Thanks Keegan!

  • @triode13 The window manager only allows me to change the font/size of the title of the window, but those have all been working fine for me. It’s within the program interfaces that I’m having the issue. I will try the solutions and let you guys know ;)

    Edit:
    @Keegan thanks so much! I actually already had qt5 installed, I just didn’t know that was what I needed. I wish these things were all in the ‘All Settings’ menu; that would have made this whole thing much easier.

    In case anyone is curious or may be having this issue, some of my programs were looking like this:
    alt text
    The solution above should work for you. :)

    Thanks again guys.

  • @triode13 said in More font customization options?:

    I won’t be adverse to installing qt5 programs in the future. Thanks Keegan!

    Yay! Good to hear. There are some really good qt5 programs out there too ;)

    @Keegan thanks so much! I actually already had qt5 installed, I just didn’t know that was what I needed.

    Your welcome:grinning:. That’s what we’re all here for though, to help other users out.

    Good luck and good day!

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  • @Hallowvale May I ask what your fonts.conf in .config folder looks like? I think I messed up something while playing arount with the qt5 settings and I would like to restore the default ones.

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