In Gnome 3, the Terminal/monospace font rendering is really bad - not smooth, but thin and jagged.
What can I do to make it smooth, somewhat "blurry"? It doesn't seem to follow Gnome Tweak Tool's configuration.
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Expanding on the accepted answer which some may need extra pointers with...
This really isn't a
gnome-terminal problem but a system-wide problem. The easiest way I know to solve it is with the Tweak Tool. In my case I'm using
unity-tweak-tool. Install it with:
sudo apt install unity-tweak-tool
Start it from Dash or the command line using
Click on the icon "Fonts" and notice this part of the screen:
The Text scaling factor is only increased for HDPI (High Dots-Per-Inch) monitors such as 1920x1080. The other two fields are the ones that worked best for me to smooth out fonts.
To list available tools for your Ubuntu version use:
$ apt-cache search tweak-tool gnome-shell-extension-autohidetopbar - GNOME shell automatic topbar hider gnome-shell-extension-suspend-button - Gnome-shell extension to modify the suspend/shutdown buttons gnome-shell-extensions-gpaste - GPaste extension for GNOME Shell gnome-tweak-tool - tool to adjust advanced configuration settings for GNOME unity-tweak-tool - configuration tool for the Unity desktop environment