Arch Linux + Fluxbox + nice GTK fonts

I am currently using Fluxbox on my little laptop, as it is very lightweight and my laptop has so little memory and computing power. But the fonts in GTK apps look quite unpallatable when using Fluxbox: too large, too small, jagged or fuzzy. This is what you can do to fix it:

  1. If you don’t allready have Gnome installed, install gnome control-center: pacman -Sy control-center
  2. Run gnome control-center from the CLI and configure the fonts to suit your preferences.
  3. Open up the file ~/.fluxbox/startup and add the following line somewhere above the line exec fluxbox –> /opt/gnome/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon

And that’s all. Now your GTK apps should have nice fonts!

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2 Responses to Arch Linux + Fluxbox + nice GTK fonts

  1. Stefan says:

    Hey,
    thanks for the tip. It saved me a lot of using Google and my GTK apps in Fluxbox now look like they should. Thank you very much!

  2. Gearoid says:

    Kudos for posting this nugget of info, many thanks!

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