I was trying to find the perfect font size and shrank the font to zero. now all the fonts in apps and menus are so tiny the dont even show with zoom. How can I fix this? Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome. I tried tabbing through advanced settings hitting ctrl&+ and managed to change window fonts. Too bad they are exactly where I want them.

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Open a terminal with Ctrl-Alt-T keyboard shortcut and copy paste this command below and hit enter to execute it:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface font-name 'Ubuntu 11'
  • Terminal responds with gsetting: command not found
    – user94527
    Oct 4, 2012 at 14:24
  • It is gsettings not gsetting
    – Anwar
    Oct 4, 2012 at 14:25
  • i copied directly from your post and drug it to terminal.
    – user94527
    Oct 4, 2012 at 14:26
  • What version of Ubuntu are you using?
    – Anwar
    Oct 4, 2012 at 14:27
  • for whatever reason i had to use manual input. that got it. much thanks.
    – user94527
    Oct 4, 2012 at 14:29

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