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How can I increase the icon text size in Ubuntu 18.04? I have tried using gnome-tweaks but I was only able to change font size of window titles and interface items.

Here is a screen shot of three icons from my desktop and I want to change the font size of the text below each icon.

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  • Hi, you want to change the font size of texts below the icons on "Desktop" only?? – PRATAP Sep 15 '18 at 18:05
  • Preferably, I would like to change the icon text font size everywhere. – Håkon Hægland Sep 15 '18 at 18:16
  • it is possible to select the text below the icons on Desktop, others are related with "Interface" in gnome-tweaks. – PRATAP Sep 15 '18 at 18:18
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  1. Open dconf Editor. If not yet installed, install it by the following command in terminal.
    sudo apt update && sudo apt-get install dconf-editor -y

  2. search with keywords nautilus, open /org/gnome/nautilus/

  3. open Desktop and then choose font (Desktop font)
  4. give your preferred value.

please see the below pics, where i changed font sizes from 'sans normal' 5,10,15 & 20

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  • Sorry if this sounds obtuse, but WTF is dconf Editor? Ie how do I open this???? It doesn't even appear to exist on 18.04. – Paul Benson Oct 2 '18 at 16:12
  • you need to install dconf editor. sudo apt update && sudo apt-get install dconf-editor -y Please see the edited answer. – PRATAP Oct 2 '18 at 16:15
  • Ah! Thanks, but why couldn't you have said that in the first place? Time and again some important info is omitted when explaining something, and it's very frustrating and time-wasting. – Paul Benson Oct 2 '18 at 16:45

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