Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I used KDE System Settings to configure my KDE appearance settings (I wanted to make KolourPaint look native), even though I use GNOME. I changed some font settings through it, and now all of my fonts are really choppy. Is there any way to revert these changes?

share|improve this question
up vote 9 down vote accepted

All font settings are stored in a hidden file in your home folder, called .fonts.conf.

If you remove it (in your home folder, press Ctrl + H, and delete .fonts.conf), and generate a new one, by running, in a terminal instance (Applications > Accessories > Terminal): sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig

You then should get the usual Linux crystal clear fonts (you actually may need to log out and log back in, but that's it)

share|improve this answer
Thank you very much. This solved my problem. I honestly can't believe I didn't think of it myself. – Thomas Boxley Dec 12 '10 at 9:17
Worked for me too. Thanks Daniel Rodrigues!! – v2r Aug 13 '13 at 20:13

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.