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I can't seem to find how to increse font size!!

Discussion in 'STEAM Powered Linux' started by Daniel~, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    I doesn't help that it's currently to small for me to read..Makes using Steam almost impossible.
    I do mean inside the steam client.
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    ThunderRd Irreverent Query Chairman Staff Member

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    Dan, you can take a look at any number of screen magnifiers, like gmag or gnome-mag.

    Can you search Synaptic for 'magnifier'?

    Otherwise:

    Code:
    apt-cache search <search term or app name here>
    Example: apt-cache search gnome-mag
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I gotta ask... Do you mean WinSteam or LinSteam?
    Have you tried Big Picture mode? Its made for TV's and everything is more console-ish
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    Steam seems to use its own font settings rather than the system settings.

    However, if you go into your 'System Settings', 'Accessibilty' applet, under the 'Seeing' tab, there is a 'Zoom' setting that you can enable which will allow you to zoom the display using your mouse wheel. Note that this magnifies EVERYTHING.
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks guys...I've been looking at allkinda mags since hooking up my TV so I can keep my lazy ass in bed and use my 60" LG
    Thunderroad.

    Accessibility> Seeing works Gizmos, I've been using the "Enlarger", it has no adjustments, but it helps a set a foundation for all the others font settings I have to increase. not that big a deal once I understood I couldn't just find one setting to do it all.
    I hate messing with fonts the truth be told the only way I know WHICH font I'm setting is trial and error.

    I'm in Win-steam Boo.....through POL.
    I'm also having a ridiculous amount of trouble searching for a clean and simple copy of Steam Linux,, all I get is endless adds and clinks to copies of Win Steam. I'm sure you can toss me a link Boo.":O}

    Here's what I'm having trouble digesting:
    That a site as advanced and as sophisticated as POL Does not have a simple size adjustment BUILT-IN???
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Big screen fails when I try it in Win-Linux, have yet to reinstall LinSteam
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Dang, it was worth a try. Yeah, I don't know why PlayOnLinux doesn't have a font size capability. Probably because its controlled by Linux distro's instead of PlayOnLinux.
    Big screen mode definitely wasn't meant for Wine, but thought it might work.
    I checked all the settings in WinSteam and can't find anything for fonts.
    I have a feeling steamwebhelper.exe is part of the Big screen mode. Its been crashing for months in Wine
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    I be cool now! I was running into a lot of odds and ends that weren't working right, Search would crash the desktop...little things like that... So I did a reinstall.

    Normally I would tough it out and see it you guys could fix it.... But ya see I've been playing with my Over-clocking settings for the last few days and well, I have no one, believe me, no one else but myself to blame!! LOL
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Yet another reason for me to NOT overclock ;)
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    I suspect this is an issue in how the code is written. POL absolutely HATES HiDPI mode on my 3840x2160 monitor; the dialogs are all SORTS of messed up!
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah, I've noticed it's not overly font of custom font sizes
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    I hear ya! I'd go really really slow too if I could.":O}

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