Wednesday, 19 November 2008

GoogleEarth 4.3: How to change the GUI fontsize in Linux

Just installed GoogleEarth version 4.3 on my CentOS 5.2 machine today.

The installation finished without any errors but the font the GUI started with was a complete disaster. It was so small I could not read it. A little bit of googling revealed the following:

  1. GoogleEarth 4.3 stores it's configuration in the ~/.config/Google directory.
  2. Inside it, the file GoogleEarthPlus.conf contains a section called [Render].
  3. The render section contains attributes for GuiFontFamily and GuiFontSize. Place the right values over there, restart googleearth and that does it.

Thanks to Santana for posting it.

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