Changing screen DPI settings

Nigel Ridley nigel at
Tue Oct 28 18:18:40 GMT 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> I use Kubuntu 8.04 with KDE 3.5.10. The KDE 3 series was designed,
> like most user interfaces, for 72 DPI monitors. However, my 1680x1050
> 15.4" laptop has a DPI of about 128, which makes text and UI elements
> tiny. How can one configure the screen DPI in Kubuntu? I have been all
> over Kcontrol and cannot find it. In Windows it is very easy to find
> by clicking on the desktop properties and following the obvious
> settings trail. Note that I know how to change the text size, but DPI
> affects other interface elements as well.
> Thanks in advance.

Hi Dotan,

Go to 'System Settings > Appearance (under 'Look & Feel') > Fonts' and you will see a small box 
'Force fonts DPI:'. You can change the settings there.




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