Expand interface fonts v. 5.2

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Expand interface fonts v. 5.2

Postby boxino » 22. Oct 2017, 08:12

I installed VM version 5.2 into linux debian jessie, but the interface fonts are very small. How can I bring them back to those of the older version that were larger? Is there a specific configuration file?
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Re: Expand interface fonts v. 5.2

Postby Dsen » 24. Oct 2017, 13:50

Hello,
What was the previous VBox version (where the fonts were larger)?
Also, I see they have different window frames. Does that mean you are using different environment in 1st and 2nd case? Another DE (desktop environment) or WM (window manager)?
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Re: Expand interface fonts v. 5.2

Postby Dsen » 24. Oct 2017, 13:56

Also, please check what is the Qt version used in both cases (VBox about dialog).
That looks like your system doesn't have latest Qt version, so our fallback Qt library is used there instead (in that case it ignores font configuration since it is not integrated into your system).
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Re: Expand interface fonts v. 5.2

Postby boxino » 24. Oct 2017, 14:55

No, the system is the same, maybe uninstalling Oracle VM 5.1 has pulled something away. QT4 is version 4.4.8.6 How do I install the latest version or that QT is regularly installed?
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Re: Expand interface fonts v. 5.2

Postby Dsen » 24. Oct 2017, 15:48

If previous was VBox 5.1 then it's already based on Qt5, not Qt4.
As I noted you can always check what Qt version GUI *uses* in the VBox About dialog (invoked from the application's Help menu). Please let me know what is reflected there.
Since that is Qt5 and you want it to be integrated with the system (to make it handle font configuration) you need to update your Linux distribution to latest if possible and make sure Qt5 library is of at least 5.6.1 version there (this distribution is already more than a year old), otherwise our fallback Qt library (5.6.1) will be used, not system one.
Am I correctly understood that you are using Debian "jessie" (Debian 8.9 was released July 22nd, 2017)? Isn't it have much more recent Qt5 there?
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Re: Expand interface fonts v. 5.2

Postby boxino » 24. Oct 2017, 16:55

The version is correct but doesn't work corectly, but we should always be able to handle fonts because with small ones you have a video space of the larger virtual machine, adjusting it to the need. :wink:
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Re: Expand interface fonts v. 5.2

Postby Dsen » 24. Oct 2017, 18:01

As I said, the version which VirtualBox About dialog reflects is an effective Qt version. Seems it's exactly our fallback Qt5 library, not system one.
Please check which Qt5 version is installed within your Linux distribution.
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Re: Expand interface fonts v. 5.2

Postby Vsevolod-linuxoid » 28. Oct 2017, 00:24

Debian Jessie uses qt 5.3 -- and previous VB 5.1 use it to, so it had not this problem.

Also, I install jessie version of VB 5.2 to stretch -- and it has the same problem as on jessie, instead stertch version of VB 5.2 with qt 5.7 has not.

Yes, I have the same problem as TS.

Sorry if my English is not very good: it is not my native language.
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Re: Expand interface fonts v. 5.2

Postby portos » 27. Jun 2018, 18:18

Hello everybody :)

I encounter exactly the same problem and I have compiled a 5.6.3 release of QT in my Ubuntu 16.04 32 bits system.
Now, available QT library for my system is 5.6.3 but Virtualbox still uses its fallbak QT 5.6.1 !
What is missing to it works ?

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Architecture: i386; features: SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3

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Network:
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Platform capabilities: ThreadedPixmaps OpenGL WindowMasks MultipleWindows ForeignWindows NonFullScreenWindows NativeWidgets WindowManagement SyncState RasterGLSurface SwitchableWidgetComposition

Style hints:
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Theme:
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