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Reset gnome font configuration?

I've just followed some advice on askubuntu and installed gnome-shell over lubuntu. Everything went smooth, apart from the fonts that look different and ugly (as in some java programs). I've tried with xubuntu and it's the same. Is there a way to fix this?

marked as duplicate by rɑːdʒɑ, hexafraction, Mitch, belacqua, Ringtail Oct 27 '12 at 2:19

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  • if you have followed an answer from askubuntu , then you have to place the link too . – rɑːdʒɑ Oct 26 '12 at 6:44

Try the gnome tweak tool, open up your terminal and type.

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

When it has finished just type .


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From the menu select fonts and try some combinations until you are happy with the look. The original setup would have been.

Default font -> Ubuntu

Monospace font -> Ubuntu Mono

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  • Thanks CoalaWeb, your post was very useful and it solved my problem. However I would like to point out that using Gnome shell over xubuntu on my Sony Vaio was not a good idea. It may be faster and take less space on HD, but fan is constantly in use and system monitor showed its 4 CPUs at about 50% load. – Bob Oct 27 '12 at 9:47

Go to gnome settings application. There choose the fonts section. From here you can tweak the appearance of fonts.

  • Hey dude, there's no such "gnome settings application" on xubuntu or lubuntu ;) – Bob Oct 27 '12 at 9:48
  • Well he installed the gnome shell didn't he. Doesn't it come with a settings panel? – G Sree Teja Simha Mar 24 '13 at 5:06

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