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Bug 159594 - login screen text size needs to be bigger
login screen text size needs to be bigger
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Blocks: FC7Target
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Reported: 2005-06-05 10:43 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-02 02:13:24 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2005-06-05 10:43:36 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050513 Epiphany/1.6.3

Description of problem:
Once logged in to a gnome session, a user can configure their preferred default text size as a preference.

Unluckily for those who need a larger default text size, the login screen uses (particularly on the input fields) a fairly small size.

Given that there is no shortage of space on the login screen, can the text size for just this screen be larger?

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Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-06-06 10:36:45 EDT
Changing the defaults to be bigger sounds reasonable to me.

It's a bit hard to do, though, I think.  We'll basically want to

- Change the fonts in the default theme to get the display text
- Change the gdm source code to change the input field text size.  Probably the
best way to fix this is extend the XML greeter theme format to allow an optional
gtk+ theme/gtkrc be provided for the widgets on screen.
- Then we'll have to point the greeter at a different gtkrc.
Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2006-07-06 17:55:10 EDT
Add to FC6Destop tracker
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2006-10-01 10:23:42 EDT
I think this is fixed now. The login screen is now certainly bigger.
Comment 4 Matthias Clasen 2007-04-02 02:13:24 EDT
Closing it then.

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