Openbox Configuration Manager - Windows title font

Pierre Gobin lubuntu at
Sun Aug 11 20:42:40 UTC 2013

Actually, on a fresh install, my titles (for active and inactive 
windows) are as the title of the inactive window on my screenshot. My 
problem is that I am not able to recover the same appearance anymore as 
soon as I modified the font.

For example, I just opened the dialog box to modify the font for 
inactive windows, and only by validate the defaut choice without change 
(Ubuntu Medium), my inactive windows font changes and is now the same 
font as active windows one :

I know it is not a very important bug, but I find this behavior a bit weird.

Pierre Gobin

Le 11/08/2013 22:20, 神癒礁湖 (Rafael Laguna) a écrit :
> I see it a bit bolder, but it can due to the rendering mode. Try 
> modifying the font sharpness, or try another font. I suggest you Sans 
> to check this, because of its thin forms may help to see if there's 
> any problem.
> Also, install Avantgarde or aonther "slim" font (you can grab them 
> free from <>), put them on 
> ~/.fonts, re-login and see if the problem persists. Doin' it the 
> science way! :P
> Cheers!
> --
> 紳癒礁湖 (Rafael Laguna)
> Lubuntu Artwork Team
> 2013/8/11 Pierre Gobin <lubuntu at 
> <mailto:lubuntu at>>
>     Hi Rafael, thanks for your answer :)
>     Le 11/08/2013 20:55, 神癒礁湖 (Rafael Laguna) a écrit :
>>     Sorry for answering late. The font by default is Ubuntu Medium
>>     (default=ubuntu-medium). It's defined on the lubuntu-default
>>     theme. I don't really understand what you mean. Your visual
>>     config seems right.
>     My problem is that after my manipulation, I don't get the same
>     appearance that I have on a fresh installation. Except for color,
>     don't you find on the screenshot that title font of active window
>     is different from title font of inactive window ?
>>     The "bug" of choosing Bold and it gets back to Medium is a font
>>     problem, not ours. The reason is a bit complicated to explain and
>>     it's about the metrics of the bold font. It's supposed that using
>>     Bold on a word processor should work fine, but not in little
>>     sizes, because the type is not well designed for tiny spaces, so
>>     it switches to the closer type (something like that).
>>     In a few weeks the Ubuntu Font Team will release a new package
>>     correcting some bugs (including this) as well as more types
>>     (thin, extra-bold, etc) and designed explicitely for small sizes
>>     as well as print sizes, which needs another type and kerning
>>     technology due the higher resolutions up to 300 pixels per inch
>>     of paper.
>     Ok, thanks for the information :)
>     Kind regards,
>     Pierre Gobin

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