[scribus] Big fonts in Scribus menus

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Sat May 1 23:27:48 CEST 2010

I have always had Scribus on a Gnome desktop, formerly Ubuntu x86_64
and currently Fedora 11 x86_64. I have always been annoyed by the size
of the fonts in the menus, which are twice the size of the fonts in
other apps.

Recently I decided to give up on crash-happy Vuze and installed instead
Ktorrent. Like Scribus, it runs fine, but has exactly the same huge
font issue. Then I recalled that my favorite CD/DVD burner is K3b, and
that it also has the annoying huge menu fonts. I'm not always the
brightest bulb in the pack, but it has become clear to me that the
problem must be somewhere in KDE settings when a KDE app is run on
Gnome. In fact, I took a tour of my applications menu and launched
anything that started with "k." Yep, every one of them has the huge
menu fonts.

The huge fonts are merely an annoyance. But I have decided it's time to
fix the problem. Unfortunately, I cannot figure out how. Someone
locally suggested kcontrol, which is installed by kdebase. I installed
kdebase, but I still have no kcontrol utility. 

Does anyone have any idea how to change menu fonts in KDE apps
like Scribus when they are running on Gnome?

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