Re: [Evolution] evolution 2.0.4 : small font in ASCII composer, normal in HTML

Hi Brad,

nice collection of tricks, it works, thanks a lot !


On mar, 2005-03-08 at 09:25 -0500, Brad Warkentin wrote:
On Mon, 2005-03-07 at 22:27 +0100, Charles Bueche wrote:
Again me : if I use any gnome tool, it starts gnome-settings-daemon and
font change to a better shape...

Here is some info I kept from Lonnie Borntreger, which deal with font
tweaking if you use KDE as your window manager:


I use KDE also.  Here is some cutting and pasting from some of my
previous emails on the topic to others.

- make sure you have gnome control center installed
- install gconf-editor (kind of a "regedit" for gnome - allows you to
make changes without running gnome - since doing that may hijack your
desktop, screen saver, etc.)
- run gconf-editor and change the following
  * desktop->gnome->background->draw_background (uncheck)
  * apps->gnome_settings_daemon->start_screensaver   (uncheck)
  * apps->nautilus->preferences->show_desktop   (uncheck)
  * I also had to mess with some gnome settings like dots per
    inch, mouse settings, keyboard repeat, etc. to prevent the gnome
    daemon from changing my KDE settings.
- run gnome-font-properties to set your fonts (it will start the
settings daemon)

Now the final step it to ensure that the gnome-settings-daemon starts up
automatically when you start up KDE (the KDE session manager will not do
this for you) - or the fonts will be incorrect anyway.  Go to
~/.kde/Autostart and create a file called gsd.desktop and put the lines
between the ==== into that file.

[Desktop Entry]
NOTE: The Exec line is broken into two.  The --oaf-activate option is a
continuation of the previous line. After the Exec=, it should look like:
gnome-settings-daemon --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_SettingsDaemon


This works for me. It is a bit of a pita to remember which tool to run
(gnome-font-properties) when I want to tweak the fonts and would _love_
if the KDE & Gnome folks would come up with a common standard for such
things so that the two desktops could share these types of settings.


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