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How can I change the font dash size in gnome shell ?

asked 2014-05-20 09:03:46 -0500

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updated 2014-10-01 11:55:57 -0500

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I would like to increase the size of the text, which appears beside the icons in dash, when I run over them with the mouse. I tried to change different font-size parameters in the gnome-shell.css file, but this had no effect on the text displayed in the dash.

I am using gnome shell 3.10 and 3.12.


Here is an example-screenshot :

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I wpuld like to increase the font-size of the tooltip.

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You need to use the exact css selector of the UI element you want to tweak the font size of.

Could you post a screenshot somewhere on the internet that shows the bit you want to change? another option is to increase the "text scaling factor" (i.e. the dpi) in gnome-shell, but of course this will affect all the GUI elements in GNOME.

Ahmad Samir gravatar imageAhmad Samir ( 2014-05-28 01:02:11 -0500 )edit

Thanks for replying. I edited my question and appended an image of what I ment.

karlitos gravatar imagekarlitos ( 2014-05-28 02:35:10 -0500 )edit

YES ! Thank you very much, this was exactly what i was looking for. You could write your comment as an answer, so I can accept it.

karlitos gravatar imagekarlitos ( 2014-05-28 03:46:12 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-05-28 03:21:41 -0500

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updated 2014-05-28 03:52:32 -0500

The CSS selector for the dash icons tooltip is .dash-label.

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answered 2014-05-20 22:22:06 -0500

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You can try using gnome-tweak-tool

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Ok, and which font size in the twek-tool affects the text in dash ? I tried it already but it did not bring any results.

karlitos gravatar imagekarlitos ( 2014-05-21 01:29:49 -0500 )edit

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