Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#749 closed help (fixed)

UMUI font size problem

Reported by: rosalindwest Owned by: um_support
Component: UMUI Keywords: UMUI, font size
Cc: Platform:
UM Version: 7.3



I was wondering if you might be able to help me with this problem:

I am trying to open the UMUI on PUMA over ssh from my computer (which is running newly-installed Ubuntu Unity 11.10). The UMUI window opens fine, but the font size is so big that the UMUI is unusable (see attached screenshot). (ssh -Y or -X both have the same problem.)

X-forwarding itself seems to work fine for other things e.g. emacs.

I've tried installing these extra fonts:
but that hasn't helped.

Do you have any ideas of how I could fix this?

Many thanks,


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Change History (5)

Changed 9 years ago by rosalindwest


comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by rosalindwest

Just to say help is no longer required!
On restarting the computer with the newly-installed fonts, the problem has gone away :)


comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by jeff

Hi Rosalind

Good to hear you fixed your problem yourself. Just to say there is another way to fix it, you can modify what fonts are used by using a ~/.ghui_appearance file, see /home/jeff/.ghui_appearance_puma and /home/jeff/.ghui_appearance_win for examples. The win file was written to fix large fonts when starting the umui from a windows X-server and should also work when getting large fonts on linux. There is also an equivalent file for the umui windows (~/.umui_appearance).


comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by ros

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by lawrence

Just to say that I just had this problem, but the good news is that Jeff's ghui appearance still works!

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