Feature #11351

User GUI Font is too Small

Added by Clayton Miller over 3 years ago. Updated 11 months ago.

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Hello People,
I'm New here and on a on a Dell 17R se running linux Mint 18.1 Mate with display @ 1920x1080. I Came cause I was looking to fix my initial aversion to acclimating myself to this apparently brilliant piece of OPEN SOURCE software. I am a longtime Lr user (I frequently use hack of the PHP scripts (Thank you Matt Campangna of TTG!)to get Lr to do what I want it to) and professional photographer. I am also an avideer (I just coined that term, just now!) of all things open source (Arrrgh!)
I want to use and enjoy using DT. which means I need to teach myself how to use it. I'm 53 yrs old and going on my 3rd ocular prescription.
Open up Dt, and I cant see S#!^. too small. Query. search. read. investigate. scientific method. yada, yada.
"copy the darktable.gtkrc file from wherever it is on your machine to ~/.config/darktable. For the version of darktable installed by the package manager, the command is: cp /usr/share/darktable/darktable.gtkrc ~/.config/darktable
edit this file and change the font_name tags to use a smaller font size in points (for example, change 8 to 6 or whatever).
start darktable, and open the global preferences (by clicking the cog icon at the top right of the image pane)
change the width of the side panels in pixels to whatever you like, say 200 or 220 (this requires a restart of darktable to apply)."
searched my system "darktable.gtkrc", Nada.
Since I'm looking here: /usr/share/darktable/,
welll, there's a darktable.css file..........hmmm she-ite!
open with admin privileges,
Search for "font" (cntrl f, duh)
sans 8.
I want 16 damn it!
there you have it!
Please share in the appropriate place.
don't have the patience to find that at the moment.
Had to wait till all four children and the wife all went to bed so that my cogitation wasn't disturbed.
Granted I havent yet gotten into acttually using Dt just yet,
I've only, happily, changed the facial appearence of it so that I can now move forward and actually try to learn to use it, I would hope up to my ability of Lr.
Croutonz uit!

on a Dell 17R se linux mint 18.1 Mate display @ 1920x1080

darktablerc (12.1 KB) darktablerc Clayton Miller, 12/07/2016 08:40 AM
Screenshot from 2016-12-07 00_40_05.png (249 KB) Screenshot from 2016-12-07 00_40_05.png Changed font on "Dt.css" to COMIC SANS 16 Clayton Miller, 12/07/2016 08:41 AM


#1 Updated by Christian Kanzian over 3 years ago

There is a comment an that topic at the official site:

Anyway, I could not find that in the usermanual 2.0. Maybe this should be added, if it is not there already.

#2 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus over 3 years ago

Instead of editing the system file you should copy it over to ~/.config/darktable/ and edit it there. That way it will survive an update. An even better thing to try is editing ~/.config/darktable/darktablerc and setting screen_dpi_overwrite to some value that feels good to you. Maybe start with 100. If that is still too small then raise it. Otherwise lower it. Doing it this way will also scale icons, buttons, … and even stay effective when the general theme is changed for some reason.

#3 Updated by Christian Kanzian over 3 years ago

What about adding "screen_dpi_overwrite" in the GUI preferences dialog as configurable option?

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