Changing font-size in Ubuntu 12.10 without MyUnity

Since MyUnity isn’t available yet in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal i though i’d write a quick update to my previous post which isn’t working on Ubuntu 12.10.

The process is fairly simple, just run the command below and adjust them to whatever your preferred settings are.

Just keep in mind to double-check that the fonts you’re using are indeed install. Otherwise you’ll end up in a world of hurt when you reboot.

gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.desktop font "Ubuntu 10"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences titlebar-font "Ubuntu Bold 10"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface document-font-name "Ubuntu 10"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface font-name "Ubuntu 10"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface monospace-font-name "Ubuntu Mono 11"

Changing the default font-size on Ubuntu 12.04

Are you like me and feel a bit overwhelmed by the default massive font-size in Ubuntu? Well, if you’re on Ubuntu 12.04 you’re in luck. Since there is a really easy way to change this setting.

Luckly and thanks to some helpful individual we have MyUnity. MyUnity is a simple little tool that let you tweek most of Unity in 12.04 without having to install gnome-tweak-tool. The usage is really straightforward and it’ll have you customizing Ubuntu in no time.

This is how my default Ubuntu 12.04 looked like:

Changing the font using MyUnity:

And the result:

It seems like this tool only work with 12.04 and older, so please read the appropriate documentation if you try and use it on a Ubuntu version below this. Also, i strongly recommend that you reboot your machine after doing the settings.

Good luck and happy Ubuntu-ing!