Ubuntu – Fonts in menu are larger than they should be under Awesome WM


I upgraded to oneiric ocelot, running awesome wm. Everything works, more or less, fine but one thing I've noticed is that now my menu fonts and my menu symbols are larger than I'd like them to be.

I used to set them in font settings, but now (for one I don't even know where font settings are anymore, I tried gnome-tweak-tool) the font-settings are gone? Surely I'm missing something.

My prime example is the program evince whose symbols are ginormous.

Any hints how to tweak it?

Best Answer

  • I presume evince is looking like this:

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    I would use XFCE packages to help you on this issue:

    sudo apt-get install xfce4-settings

    Then run the xfce daemon:


    This will change the fonts to use GTK settings.

    Run xfce4-settings-manager to change your fonts and icons:

    enter image description here

    Obviously you would want to run the daemon from login - see my linked answer on how to do this.

    Linked Question:

    1. How can I define startup applications with the Awesome Window Manager?