[scribus] Big fonts in Scribus menus (Resolved)

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Sun May 2 01:03:34 CEST 2010

On Sat, 1 May 2010 15:37:06 -0700
John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> dijo:

>On Sun, 2 May 2010 00:00:37 +0200
>"a.l.e" <ale.comp_06 at xox.ch> dijo:
>>hi John Jason,
>>> Does anyone have any idea how to change menu fonts in KDE apps
>>> like Scribus when they are running on Gnome?
>>you may try with qtconfig or qtconfig-qt4...
>Thanks to you and Christoph for this suggestion. I do have the
>Qt4-config utility. However, I have failed to hit the right combination
>in order to get the menu font size reduced. 
>Under the Appearance tab I tried all the different GUI styles, but none
>of them made any difference. 
>Under the fonts tab I changed the font and the font size, but Scribus
>and all my other KDE apps just ignored the changes. (Saving the
>settings in the Qt4 configuration GUI, then shutting down and
>restarting the apps.)
>The other tabs don't appear to have anything to do with the problem.
>However, Christoph pointed out that I could change the menu fonts for
>Scribus in Preferences. I did so and the problem is now solved for
>Scribus. However, I still can't get any of the other KDE apps to use a
>smaller menu font. Unlike Scribus, none of them have a menu font
>setting in their preferences. Nevertheless, since the problem with
>Scribus is resolved this thread is now OT for this list.
>I'd still like to fix the problem for my other KDE apps. 

Finally figured it out. The reason I couldn't get kcontrol to work is
because with KDE 4.x kcontrol has been replaced by systemsettings.
Typing "systemsettings" at a command line opened the KDE settings GUI.
Then all I had to do was change the settings for the fonts.

Documented here in case another Gnome user of Scribus gets bitten by
the same issue.

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