Ubuntu – System font is too small


I am running Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS with Unity, here's the uname output:

Linux e530 3.13.0-44-generic #73-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 16 00:22:43 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

My difficulty is that my font sizes are extremely small, including the menu bar up top like the battery time , system time, as well as the terminal font and the window it now displays in. here`s a screenshot:

The fonts are too small

I tried going into the System Settings → Display and changing those options they have in there for that but all it did was make the icons extremely large and a relatively small increase in font.

Any suggestions? I'm thinking, maybe it comes to uninstall Unity desktop and reinstall?

Best Answer

  • You definitely don't have to uninstall Unity.

    Maybe the simplest solution is install Unity Tweak Tool, and setting the font sizes to suit for you. You can also modify the dconf database with dconf-editor, but that is more tedious and also requires software installation.

    You can install Unity Tweak Tool using the Software Center, or by the terminal command:

    sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool