Incoming font size

Etan Reisner deryni at
Sun Sep 23 12:37:45 EDT 2012

On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 10:03:01AM -0400, Van wrote:
> I'm basically on my way to going blind. Is there any way that I can enlarge 
> the incoming message font size? everything that i use utilizes 
> XMPP if that means anything.

Ethan's answer is absolutely correct but in this one instance there are a
couple of simpler ways to do specifically what you asked for.

On Windows on the Conversations page of the pidgin preferences dialog
there is a 'Use font from theme' preference which, when disabled, allows
manuall control of the font used for the conversation window text areas.

On all systems the 'Pidgin GTK+ Theme Control' plugin can be used to tweak
a number of (normally theme controlled) settings. Among those settings are
the fonts used for the conversation window history and entry areas as well
as the font used for the entire pidgin interface.


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