how to change font and its size in IDLE (in UNIX)?

Chris Kassopulo ckasso at
Wed Sep 25 18:02:16 EDT 2002

On Tue, 24 Sep 2002 22:22:35 -0700
Kow K <kowk at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm trying to figure out how to change the font and its size in IDLE.
> It's Courier in 10pt. I don't like Courier, and what's worse,
> 10pt is too small for me. I wish I could change it to Fixed 7x13.
> Any input will be appreciated.
> Kow

>From the file ~/.idle:

# IDLE reads several config files to determine user preferences.  This 
# file is the default config file.  When IDLE starts, it will look in
# the following four files in order:
#     config.txt                      the default config file
#     config-[win/unix/mac].txt       the generic platform config file
#     config-[sys.platform].txt       the specific platform config file
#     ~/.idle                         the user config file

Chris Kassopulo

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