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Bug 76715 - Nautilus does not pick up new fonts until restarted
Nautilus does not pick up new fonts until restarted
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pango (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2002-10-25 06:22 EDT by Michel Alexandre Salim
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:01 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-25 11:13:11 EDT
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Description Michel Alexandre Salim 2002-10-25 06:22:45 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021023

Description of problem:
After adding new fonts to ~/.fonts, I find that Nautilus does not pick up the
new font as selected in Preferences->Fonts until I 'killall nautilus'

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a new font to ~/.fonts
2. Change the desktop font in Preferences->Font to the new font


Actual Results:  Nautilus reverts to standard font

Expected Results:  Nautilus uses the new font to render the desktop

Additional info:

Nautilus only checks the list of fonts on startup? Perhaps it can be patched so
if it's told to use a font it does not know about, it rebuilds its font cache?
Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2002-10-25 12:06:42 EDT
Really hard to fix; hopefully we'll get to it someday, but I don't
see leaving a bug open for it... it's one of those general improvements
that we won't forget about.

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