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Apparently GnuCash has no built-in way of increasing font size (I have absolutely no idea why). Googling suggests I should be able to increase system-wide gtk app font size with gnome-control-center, but on Linux Mint, there is no "appearance" or font size section to g-c-c. I tried fiddling with Menu->Applications->Preference->Appearance->Fonts but that did not change GnuCash's font size. I'm on Mint 13 with gnucash 2.4.10.

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Method #1

Per the official GNUCash FAQ, edit the file ~/.gtkrc-2.0.gnucash

style "font"
{
  font_name = "Arial Narrow 12"
}
widget_class "*" style "font"
gtk-font-name = "Arial Narrow 12”

Method #2

Take a look at this tutorial titled: Customizing GTK Apps. You should be able to add the following to your .gtkrc-mine file:

style "schrift"
{
font_name = "DejaVu Sans 10"
}
widget_class "*" style "schrift"
gtk-font-name = "DejaVu Sans 10"

See the tutorial for all the steps.

  • @OleTange - it probably didn't work for you b/c you don't have DejaVu Sans 10 font locally. In any case I've updated this answer to include the example that's now in the FAQ. – slm May 1 '18 at 16:42
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Running GnuCash 3.1 I had to modify my $HOME/.config/gnucash/gtk-3.0.css to have

* {
 font: 18px arial, sans-serif;
}

I figured this out by following the instructions at https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/GTK3#Font_Size_in_Documents and the less-clear information at https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/FAQ#Q:_Where_can_I_find_the_gtk_resource_file.3F

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