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I installed Macbuntu for my Ubuntu 10.04. The theme is nice and cool.

I want to change the font size to larger. I open the 'Appearance' preference, I find Macbuntu changed the font of system to 'Lucida Grande'.

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However I can't find the 'Lucida Grande' in the font list, so I can't change the font size from 9 to 12.

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Could anybody give me a hint how to change the font size for 'Lucida Grande'?

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This seems like a bug, you should probably file a bug report.

But to answer your question, you could do this graphically (using gconf-editor) but the font settings are spread all over in the gconf database, so the fastest way is to use the command line utility gconftool to change these settings:

Application font:

gconftool --set /desktop/gnome/interface/font_name --type=string "Lucida Grande 12"

Document font:

gconftool --set /desktop/gnome/interface/document_font_name --type=string "Lucida Grande 12"

Desktop font:

gconftool --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/desktop_font --type=string "Lucida Grande 12"

Window title font:

gconftool --set /apps/metacity/general/titlebar_font --type=string "Lucida Grande 12"

Fixed width font:

gconftool --set /desktop/gnome/interface/monospace_font_name --type=string "Lucida Console 12"
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Just copy the fonts that come with the MacBuntu package to the .fonts/ directory located in your home directory.

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Unfortunately, I don't know where Macbuntu put the font file. – Kane Nov 24 '10 at 7:41
Well, as I do know, there's a "font" directory that comes with the MacBuntu package. – wassimans Nov 24 '10 at 8:56
I find those fonts after copying them into ~/.fonts. Thanks. – Kane Nov 24 '10 at 9:31

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