I am using putty for remote login in Linux in Ubuntu. The font size of terminal is very small. How can I increase it's font size.

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    Are you using Putty from Windows?
    – user423626
    Commented Sep 6, 2016 at 5:55
  • Both in Ubuntu and windows Commented Sep 6, 2016 at 8:33

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I wish I could go even smaller a bit, but it is already a huge improvement.

Also consider using MobaXterm instead of Putty: Can I access Ubuntu from Windows remotely? It is almost inevitable.

Tested on Putty 0.70, Windows 10 local, Ubuntu 16.04 remote.


The setup is somewhat different if you using Putty on Ubuntu.

Go to Fonts under Window, and change the Font used for ordinary text. Usually it's set to a default font by the server.

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Here, you can select a font you want and update the preferred font size.

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