The answer to this question is so obvious for most hardcore geekoids that noone bothers to write about it. I had always used either pure X-less console or some sort of DE-specific terminal emulator (Konsole, GNOME Terminal, XFterm, LXterminal etc), but recently switched to Fluxbox and got bothered by annoyingly small default XTerm font. Luckily, this problem is easily solved:
- Modify your ~/.Xdefaults file (create this file if it doesn't exist) adding the following lines:
XTerm*font: *-fixed-*-*-*-18-* XTerm*boldFont: *-fixed-*-*-*-18-*
- Add the following command to your startup script (or run in terminal to check it out):
xrdb -merge ~/.Xdefaults
- Thats all!
Another less-known feature of XTerm is that it has GUI menus. Main menu is invoked with hold Ctrl + Left Click and font options menu with hold Ctrl + Right Click. Surely, you may modify font size from font options menu (see example below).