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?

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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)

  • Thank you very much. This solved my problem. I honestly can't believe I didn't think of it myself. Dec 12, 2010 at 9:17

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