Recently I have been testing some desktop environments like Budgie and Cinnamon and I noticed that now my Google Chrome omnibox (also know as Address Bar) has a very small font.

I already tried to reset Chrome settings, tried to change the theme and also changed the font-size in the Settings. I even installed Chromium - and the problem is the same.

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Anyone know what exactly is responsible for the address bar font size?

  • AFAIK, there's no user-accessible method to change the font size in the address bar. What you can try is different fonts in your ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini. Not all fonts of the same "size" appear visually of the same size. You can find the "largest" one by having the same text in several line in LibO Writer and testing different fonts. You'll see a difference. Choose the one you like. As a user that's about all you can do. The font-size in Chrome's urlbar has been a WontFix for years :( – DK Bose Aug 30 '17 at 5:29
  • I'd suggest DejaVu Sans. – DK Bose Aug 30 '17 at 5:35
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    Great, thanks! The problem was really with the font. I was using "Garuda". Now it's working fine. Thanks :) – euDennis Aug 30 '17 at 22:47
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    "The font-size in Chrome's urlbar has been a WontFix for years" -> I'm thinking of switching to a different browser, because that is ridiculus. – Hugo Maxwell Feb 5 '18 at 4:23
  • I already switched for the Firefox, since quantum project it has evolved a lot. Anyway, this is one of the issues that I had with Google Chrome and fonts. – euDennis Feb 6 '18 at 9:14

In Ubuntu 18.04.3 enabling 'Large Text' in Settings->Universal Access enlarges font size in Chrome's and Chromium's address bar for me.

Settings > Universal Access > Large Text

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The problem was with the font "Garuda", probably some weird bug. Just changing to other font in the system and rebooting fixed.


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    I'm using the Ubuntu 16.04 default font and have the same issue? – Hugo Maxwell Feb 5 '18 at 4:30
  • I'm not sure if I can help you. What Ubuntu and Chrome version are you using? Did you tried to change the font and reboot? – euDennis Feb 6 '18 at 9:15

Fonts in address bar of chrome is too small. I found that the system font that you used bigger than default size. Ordinary, the default size 0f fonts is 10. When you use custom fonts. Some fonts are too small when the size is 10. So, you increase the size of the font to be 15+. Now, you can see suitable custom fonts on desktop. But fonts in address bar of chrome are too small. I think that there are default size of font for use everywhere in chrome. Maybe, in address bar the size of fonts are 8. So. You will see this font between 15+ and 8. I fix this by select fonts that look suitable when size is 10. Try it. Maybe help.

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