Wine, the Windows emulator for Linux, has gotten to the point where it works pretty well for most non-USB-gadget-related Windows programs that I’m still forced to use. For whatever reason, the out-of-the-box Wine system UI fonts are eye-burning tiny.
Perhaps they’re well suited for 640×480 monitors?
Anyhow, fire up the Wine configuration editor (which may be a menu entry or just type winecfg at a command prompt), go to the Desktop Integration tab, look in the Appearance section, and scroll down through the various Item entries. Some entries enable the adjacent Font button, a click of which will allow you to whack ’em into sensibility.
All the fonts defaulted (for my installation, anyway) to 6 point Andale Mono. Not sensible.
Don’t follow the well-meaning advice you’ll find elsewhere to tweak the Screeen Resolution setting from whatever the default is. That forces Wine to interpolate from Windows dots to X dots and the outcome is not pretty.
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Thanks man! I really appreciated your tip. I’ve seen everywhere this screen resolution tweak but nobody provided the solution I really was looking for. Kudos!
Every time I set up Wine, I must look at my own hint again… glad it helped you, too!
Thank you so much! So, so quick and easy when you know where to look.
And impossible when you don’t… which is where I stayed far too long.
Next time, we’ll both know where to look!
I believe some people have written Python scripts to automatically pull things like font-size and colors from your GTK theme, although the one I’ve got here only does colors.
If I used Windows programs often enough to care, that would make some sense. As long as I can see the menu items, it’s all good…
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