trying to control font size...

Eion Robb eion at
Wed Feb 19 15:50:48 EST 2020

Hi there,

You might want to try looking at the Pidgin GTK+ Theme Control plugin in
Tools->Plugins.  It'll let you set the style of text in the history (upper)
panel, as well as in the entry (lower) panel.  From what you've mentioned,
it sounds like you're adjusting the font size of what you're sending to the
other person, rather than just the display of 'unstyled' text (which is
what the plugin controls)


On Thu, 20 Feb 2020 at 09:17, D. R. Evans <doc.evans at> wrote:

> I have installed pidgin on a debian stable (buster) system, and am finding
> it
> impossible to match its looks on my older systems.
> The principal annoyance is that text that I type is larger than I would
> like
> it to be. And when I hit <ENTER> and the text moves to the upper panel, it
> stays large -- one or two point sizes larger than the text from the person
> with whom I am communicating.
> How do I get all the text --
>   mine in the panel where I type
>   mine in the upper panel that shows the conversation
>   his (in the upper panel that shows the conversation)
> -- to all be the same size? And how do I control that size?
>   Doc
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