Fwd: (solved) KDE root programs' fonts very small

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com
Thu Feb 22 00:53:00 UTC 2018

Can we set this environmental variable for the next release so our users
don't have to do it individually?


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From: Volker Wysk <post at volker-wysk.de>
Date: Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 9:04 AM
Subject: (solved) KDE root programs' fonts very small
To: kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com


I've had the problem, that graphical programs (or program parts), which run
as root, had a very small font size - such as systemsettings5 or muon's
settings->configure software sources window.

I've investigated it, and I found that the following has to be added to


That is, the XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP environment variable needs to be set to
"KDE". But this doesn't work when set in ~/.bashrc, ~/.proile or
/etc/profile. Looks like these scripts aren't called by kdesudo. Instead,
it works when the mentionend line is included in /etc/environment (not a


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