How to change terminal font and font size on Debian

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If you spend a lot of time working in Terminal on your Linux system, you are likely not satisfied with the default font size. Too small a font size can sometimes strain your eyes. However, the Terminal application in Linux gives you the flexibility to customize its look and feel to suit your style and needs.

This article will tell you how to change the Debian Terminal font and font size in the terminal itself.

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

Change the terminal font and text size on Debian

Step 1: To change the font and size of the terminal, we need to start it first. To do this, go to the activities Tab in the upper left corner of the desktop. Then type in the search bar terminal. When the terminal icon appears, click on it to launch it.

Step 2: The terminal settings allow various adjustments, including the font and font size. Hence, in this step we will edit the terminal settings. To do this, click on the Edit option in the top menu bar and then select the settings Opportunity. Alternatively, you can right-click on the terminal window and open the settings Opportunity.

Step 3: When the settings window appears, you will see the following view. The unnamed profile view is displayed by default. In the right window you will see the check box with the name Custom font under the Text display Opportunity. To customize the font, click this check box.

Then click on that Monospace regular Button in front of the Custom Font check box, which is basically a standard font for your terminal.

Custom font

Step 4: Then a dialog box with the name Choose a terminal font appears, which allows you to change the font and its size. The selected font is also previewed.

Now select the font and change the size of the text from below either using the slider or the input field. When you’re done, click that Choose Button in the upper right corner of the dialog box.

Select a font

Step 5: Now you will see the following screen with your selected font style and size. click on the Close to exit the settings window.

User profile

Your terminal window will now be displayed with the newly selected font and font size.

Changed font and font size

So that was the quick overview of changing the terminal’s font and size. If you want to revert to the default font and size, uncheck the Custom Font option in the Settings window.

How to change terminal font and font size on Debian