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#1 2014-08-14 07:29:48

Ausar Bluhd
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Registered: 2014-08-14
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Changing xfce panel font ( menu font )

I am using arch linux and i was searching for how to change the font for my xfce4 panel and menu...
i couldnt find anything online.
i figured adding my font to the settings editor would work...

it did.

but first i had to run.

xfce4-panel --restart

i thought i would post that just to help people who need it.

go to settings

settings manager

settings editor

xfce4 panel
panel 1

add

FontName
string
then your font name

then run
xfce4-panel --restart
in terminal.

:D

glad to join the community.

now if i could just get the title bar to comply... will try.


-Ausar Bluhd
Dare to struggle, Dare to win... All power to the people.

Last edited by Ausar Bluhd (2014-08-14 07:30:10)

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#2 2014-08-14 10:51:31

ToZ
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From: Toronto, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 1,333

Re: Changing xfce panel font ( menu font )

Ausar Bluhd wrote:

now if i could just get the title bar to comply.

Try: Settings Manager >> Window Manager >> Style tab >> Title Font.

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#3 2014-10-16 15:15:24

colinkeenan
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Registered: 2014-09-17
Posts: 11

Re: Changing xfce panel font ( menu font )

If your goal is to have the same font in the panel and title bars, ToZ's method works. It's kind of a failing of Xfce that settings that affect the appearance are in 2 locations: Appearance and Window Manager. This is especially confusing when setting the Theme because if you only set the Theme in the Appearance tab, it will have no affect on the window borders and title, and if you only set the Theme in the Window Manager, it will have no affect on the menu bar and other in-window elements. The result is that many people trying to customize their theme end up discarding many themes because they don't seem to do anything or seem incompatible with their applications. It took me over a year to figure out and become fully conscious of the fact that the Theme has to be set in 2 locations. Once you know that, it's very powerful to be able to mix themes.

I think the whole Window Manager settings section needs to be merged with the Appearance settings and there could still be 2 ways to get to it but it would be the same widget.

Last edited by colinkeenan (2014-10-16 15:16:33)

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#4 2014-10-16 18:18:50

ToZ
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From: Toronto, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 1,333

Re: Changing xfce panel font ( menu font )

colinkeenan wrote:

I think the whole Window Manager settings section needs to be merged with the Appearance settings and there could still be 2 ways to get to it but it would be the same widget.

There exists a third-party Xfce Theme Manager application that tries to accomplish this.

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#5 2014-10-30 12:49:35

sixsixfive
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Registered: 2012-04-08
Posts: 52
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Re: Changing xfce panel font ( menu font )

colinkeenan wrote:

I think the whole Window Manager settings section needs to be merged with the Appearance settings and there could still be 2 ways to get to it but it would be the same widget.

No!, It's good how it is - I like the modular settings design since i'm using xfwm on other desktop environments.

@thread

you can use different fonts trough gtkrc rules eg to make the clock font bold:

style"gtklabelbold"{
font_name="bold"}
widget_class "*XfcePanel*ClockPlugin*" style "gtklabelbold"

you can also change the font in the same way

style"gtklabeldejavumonoboldsize12"{
font_name="DejaVu Sans Mono Bold 12"}
widget_class "*XfcePanel*ClockPlugin*" style "gtklabeldejavumonoboldsize12"

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