Date: Tue Apr 10 2012 - 16:22:09 CDT

I have the same problem. The fonts are too small in the menu bar. My screen
is 15' inches and when I do

xdpyinfo | grep -i dots
resolution: 96x96 dots per inch

Any idea how to increase the size of the fonts?


On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 3:23 PM, Albert <> wrote:

> hello John:
> thank you for reply.
> I've got a 15" notebook. To me, it is still not big enough to see the
> fond altough it looks normal, I just want to make it bigger so that it
> would be more easier to watch. The TCL/TK font size is quite OK which is
> bigger than the VMD menu fonts.
> It would be nice if we have an option to modify the menu fonts by
> ourselves.
> thank you very much
> On 04/10/2012 09:11 PM, John Stone wrote:
>> Albert,
>> How large is the screen you're using? It seems odd to me that
>> you would have a 144 dpi display at just 1920x1080 resolution.
>> Is this some sort of netbook with a physically small screen, e.g.
>> something with only a 10" to 12" screen? How large are the fonts
>> used in the VMD FLTK / Tk windows as compared with 'xterm' or
>> similar X-windows apps? Do you get any warnings from VMD during
>> startup about missing fonts? It may be possible to force FLTK and Tk
>> to use a different font by default, but off the top of my head I don't
>> think it's trivial to do so without creating problems with the menu
>> layouts throughout the program. I will have to look into it.
>> Cheers,
>> John
>> On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 07:08:23AM +0200, Albert wrote:
>>> Hi John:
>>> here is the output:
>>> resolution: 143x144 dots per inch
>>> my screen resolution is 1920X1080.
>>> THX
>>> On 04/10/2012 06:49 AM, John Stone wrote:
>>>> Albert,
>>>> What do you get when you run this command:
>>>> xdpyinfo | grep -i dots
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> John Stone