A problem I found with some application is that they use different widgets that are not controlled by gnome. For example, some KDE and motif applications use bigger font than the one I set up in Gnome. This, sometime, makes applications unusable as text and widgets exceed the dialog size (that sometime is not resizable).

To solve this problem it is possible to modify the file .gtkrc.mine in the home directory, selecting a default font for non-gnome applications as in following example:

style "default-text" {
fontset="-adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal-*-*-80-*-*-p-*-iso8859-1"
}
class "GtkWidget" style "default-text"

The fontset string can be created using the command xfontsel.

I don’t know how this file is used, but i found this solution searching internet… Many things are very obscure with Linux, and google is the reference manual for those things :-). At least everything works great.


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