Increase text size or change colour



  • I was just thinking the other day that there has not been any releases recently.



  • @ukphil I think everyone is working flat out to get 16.04 ready for release. So I wouldn't expect much till its ready really.



  • I'm another person who would like to have options to increase the contrast and font size. Ten years ago I wouldn't have had a problem with the existing setup, but I'm pushing 50 now and my close-up eyesight is not what it used to be. Much of the time I can get by without reading glasses, but the combination of low contrast and small font makes it difficult when reading texts and calendar entries on my UBports Nexus 5.

    @andybleaden Thank you for the font size hack, I will try that out soon.



  • Ihave used a size hack for a bit now on my tablet. However, the seems to be an issue when you are trying to use the browser. For some reason where you tap on the screen is not where the system recognises. For this reason it becomes very hard to use the browser. All other apps seem ok, it is just the browser.



  • @ukphil, Increase text size or change colour

    Ihave used a size hack for a bit now on my tablet. However, the seems to be an issue when you are trying to use the browser. For some reason where you tap on the screen is not where the system recognises. For this reason it becomes very hard to use the browser. All other apps seem ok, it is just the browser.

    that sounds very odd. I had used that hack for a long time in the past (not currently) I do not recall this problem.

    Do you know whether this was always the case for you? Can you reliably correct&reproduce the problem when you remove the GRID_UNIT_PX hack&put it back? vivid or xenial? regular browser or "next"? are webapps affected (maybe try a few different ones, they're not all same technically)?



  • @doniks said in Increase text size or change colour:
    Currently on the xenial build, but i will be changong soon.

    I have not noticed it on any other apps, just the browser.

    How can i remove the edits?



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    How can i remove the edits?

    remove the gu.conf file and reboot



  • Cheers will do as hopefully the system size increaser will be here soon



  • Replying to this old topic to say this is still an issue. As for the trick using the terminal, it is no longer necessary, the grid unit size can be changed with UT Tweak Tool, available in the OpenStore.



  • Thanks.

    Increasing the font size with the UT tweak tool, even increasing just 3 or 4 units makes the checkboxes in many settings screens go partially offscreen so not clickable anymore.



  • @jumpifzero screenshot?


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