[Pythonmac-SIG] IDE font preferences
Just van Rossum
Mon, 15 Nov 1999 18:10:27 +0100
At 7:42 PM -0500 11/13/99, Ben Sayer wrote:
>I've been trying to change the default font for the console window and
>editor windows in the IDE but have experienced mixed results. After
>launching PythonIDE, selecting "Python|Preferences|Set default window
>font" from the menu, and changing the font to "Geneva" and the size to
>"14," I still get tiny (it still looks 9 point to me) text that is
>certainly not 14 point and doesn't resemble the sample displayed in the
>dialog box. This is true for any new script window that I open and the
>console when I close and launch PythonIDE again.
>Can anyone enlighten me on what I need to change to set the font to 14 point?
Ah, I see you're confused by the user interface. That's not your fault: I
admit it's quite unclear.
There are three distinct ways of changing fonts:
- The "Set default window font" dialog sets the font for all windows,
affecting all widgets *except* those which have their own font prefs.
- To change the default font for new script windows, use the "Editor
default settings" menu under Preferences.
- To change the font for an existing script, the output window or the
interactive console, go to the popupmenu at the top right of that window
(the little black arrow) and choose "Font settings".
I guess I'll have to rethink how all this works...