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How to increase font size default terminal?

asked 2015-10-25 15:44:23 +0000

a93ushakov gravatar image


I had installed i3 recently, at first sight it looks great.

Can you help to increase font size in default terminal?

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i3 is not responsible for your terminal and also doesn't define what your default terminal is. Check the manpage of your terminal emulator to see how to configure it. It depends on which one you're using.

Airblader gravatar imageAirblader ( 2015-10-25 16:16:06 +0000 )edit

Fresh and clean debian netinst x64. How to define which terminal emulator is used for default?

a93ushakov gravatar imagea93ushakov ( 2015-10-25 16:48:50 +0000 )edit

To check which terminal emulator is being currently used run: basename $(ps -f -p $(cat /proc/$(echo $$)/stat | cut -d \ -f 4) | tail -1 | sed 's/^.* //')

Anon1234 gravatar imageAnon1234 ( 2015-10-25 19:44:37 +0000 )edit

@Anon1234: That's quite a command!

i3convert gravatar imagei3convert ( 2015-10-26 05:32:46 +0000 )edit

There must be **two spaces** between 'cut -d \' and '-f 4'. Askbot`s engine reduce it to one for some reason.

Anon1234 gravatar imageAnon1234 ( 2015-10-26 06:28:51 +0000 )edit

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answered 2015-11-23 09:07:21 +0000

Michael Rose gravatar image

In the terminal that comes with most distros you would be able to access your preferences menu which is most certainly either somewhere in the menu options on top of your terminal or entered by right clicking and selecting preferences or profile.

May I suggest you also select a nicer font than most distros include by default as well.

Some nice ones include these

Previews of these fonts and many others can be found at

It is usually sufficient to drop custom font dirs into ~/.fonts but follow directions for your distro

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