How to change Terminal Font and Font-Size in Debian

If you spend a lot of time working in a terminal on your Linux system, you may not like the default font size. Too small font size can sometimes burden your eyes. However, the Linux terminal application allows you to flexibly customize its appearance to suit your style and needs.

In this article, we will see how to change the font and font size of a Debian terminal from the terminal itself.

We used Debian 10 to describe the procedure mentioned in this article.

Change terminal font and text size in Debian

Step 1: To change the font and font size of the Terminal, we first need to run it. To do this, go to activity The tab is located in the upper left corner of the desktop. Then in the search bar enter Terminal, When the terminal icon appears, click on it to launch it.

Step 2: Terminal settings allow you to make several settings, including font and font size. Therefore, at this step we will edit the terminal settings. To do this, click on Change Option in the top menu bar and then select preferences option. Alternatively, you can also right-click in the terminal window and select preferences option.

Terminal settings

Step 3: When the settings window appears, you will see the following view. By default, an unnamed profile will be displayed. In the right window you will see a flag with the name Custom font under Text Appearance option. To customize the font, select this check box.

Then click on Monospace regular The button in front of the Custom Font checkbox, which is basically the default font for your terminal.

Custom font

Step 4: Then a dialog box with the name Choose terminal font will appear, allowing you to change the font and its size. A preview of the selected font will also be displayed.

Now select the font and resize the text below using either the slider or the input field. After that click on Select Button in the upper right corner of the dialog box.

Choose a font

Step 5: Now you will see the following screen with the selected style and size fonts. Click on close button to exit the settings window.

User profile

Your terminal window will now appear with the new font selected and the font size.

Font and font size changed

So this was a brief overview of changing the font and size of the terminal. In case you want to return to the default font and font size, clear the check box with a custom font in the settings window.

How to change Terminal Font and Font-Size in Debian

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