Change font size in output windows?
How do I change the font size in the output windows?
The font in the compile output, for example, is too tiny for me to read.
Are you thinking about font in console or in gui window?
Neither. I am talking about Creator's own output windows (compile output, build issues, watches, ...)
We use the default application font there.
Either use qtconfig (use a Qt from the SDK or a custom build Qt if you are on ubuntu for that, it is not shipped with the distribution's Qt version) for that or the KDE system settings tools. The gnome ones tend to not work because they only change the GTK fonts most of the time (and starting with gnome 3/unity you need a separate "gnome-tweak-tool" to be able to change he fonts at all).
I still feel we are talking about different things here.
In the source code windows, I can change the font size both in the settings, and by using Ctrl-<MouseWheel>
I simply could not find the font size settings for the output windows, and Ctrl-<MouseWheel> does not work.
I don't see where qtconfig would come into what's basically "I just can't find the setting" type of issue.
(I'm working on Windows XP and KDE)
We use the default application font set by your OS in the output panels (build issues, compile output, etc.). There is no setting for the default application font inside Qt Creator, you need to go to your system to change it.
Note that changing the font for Qt Creator will effect all (Qt) applications as the same font is used e.g. in the menu bar, etc.
It didn't even occur to me that there wouldn't be a setting for this.
There a huge difference in reading a single-line menu item in a small font, and reading a text block with hundreds of lines.
There are good reasons for having small fonts used by my OS and larger fonts for some applications only.
I believe that the application output frame deserves the same mechanism for font enlargement as the editor window or the online help. This Qt Creator feature is a big nuisance in my opinion.
You might want to file a suggestion in "JIRA":https://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/secure/Dashboard.jspa
Maybe others like that too and can vote for it.
Eddy, let's hope for the best ;-)
So what I'm supposed to do in the meantime? Screw my OS look & feel just so I can work properly with Creator?
[quote author="Asperamanca" date="1323676394"]So what I'm supposed to do in the meantime? Screw my OS look & feel just so I can work properly with Creator?[/quote]
Not much, I am afraid. At least you might vote for the bug report 6689.
But I am really afraid that the majority of users is happy with using default system font size. I agree with you that forcing me to reset implicit fonts means screwing my OS look & feel and it is as irrational advice as would be suggestion to use glasses. I really do not want to downgrade my Dell Latitude E5620 by setting OS fonts to the size I use for editing.
Thanks for the sympathy.
As for a workaround: If I really need to read something from the output window, I can still copy it to an editor window, or an external text editor. It's just not very convenient.
Just now I had recieved a responce from JIRA and it seems, that the problem has been solved, see
... probably not solved yet, but there is still hope for the best
What is current status of the problem?
Is it possible to change font of Qt Creator output windows (compile output, application output)?
Check the "bug report":https://bugreports.qt-project.org/browse/QTCREATORBUG-1933 referenced above (site has moved;-) for up-to-date status on the issue.
If you are interested in a fix, please vote for this bug.
How STUPID problem. It pushes me away from editor.
This is how it looks, if anyone find any solution please post.
(i assume that if i let the creator use manually installed libs, i'll have that qconfig..)
That looks like someone is preaching layouts, but not using them.
Is there anyone who can solve this issue?
I tried to download source and rebuild everything but i can't even look into all build errors that i got...
I find this really annoying as well. With older versions, circa Qt4.7+Creator 2.0, I had code set to one font, and console output used the system font, and it was much more readable.
This new setting where console output and application output use the same font as code editors is really annoying in comparison. This is a basic UI principle: Different function means different typefaces.
Is there any way to move the bug tracker issue up to Creator 3.x? Or is it better to create a new one?