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I am new to ubuntu10.10, the text editor font size are very small.I searched in the menu bar, no option in the text editor to increase the font size . Or if not any shortcode to increase the zooming of screen like (ctrl++ in browser) .

Any help would be greatly appreciated .

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First, Update your OS not because this will fix your issue, but because 10.10 is not supported anymore meaning you don't get any updates. If I'm not mistaken the Text Editor which is gEdit, uses monospaced fonts, this you can change from Appearance>Customize>Fonts>Monospace font size. – Uri Herrera Jan 4 '13 at 21:10
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If you are using "gedit" go to menus

Edit => Preferences

Select Fonts & Colors and increase the font size. enter image description here

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thanks finally i find out the solution by your suggestion Much appreciated your help thanks.... – Vignesh Pichamani Jan 4 '13 at 21:32
Please consider to upgrade your Ubuntu to 12.04 LTS or 12.10 because the Ubuntu 10.10 expired! – Danial Jose Jan 4 '13 at 21:42
sure danial will upgrade ...Many thanks – Vignesh Pichamani Jan 4 '13 at 22:10

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