Monday, December 10, 2012

Wireshark on Mac: Changing menu fonts

You can change a font for captured data from preferences, but it doesn't change the font for the application menu. To make the ugly unpleasant font acceptable, change "pre_gtkrc" file in "/Applications/Wireshark.app/Contents/Resources/themes/Clearlooks-Quicksilver-OSX/gtk-2.0/"

1. Change the font
#gtk-font-name="Lucida Grande 12"
gtk-font-name="Sans 10"

2. Change the menu sizes (buttons, etc.)
#gtk-icon-sizes = "gtk-menu=16,16:gtk-dialog=48,48:gtk-dnd=32,32:gtk-button=20,20:gtk-large-toolbar=24,24:gtk-small-toolbar=16,16:inkscape-decoration=12,12"
gtk-icon-sizes = "gtk-menu=14,14:gtk-dialog=24,24:gtk-dnd=32,32:gtk-button=14,14:gtk-large-toolbar=14,14:gtk-small-toolbar=10,10:inkscape-decoration=6,6"

3. Results


4. Notes
- Lucida Grande is the default system font for Mac, but it looks completely difference under X11.
- The environment is rMBP Mid 2012 running Mountain lion 10.8.2.
- The output is somewhat blurred since X11 cannot handle the retina display.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks! The default fonts and icons look awful, way too big. Your trick did it.

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  2. Happy to hear that. The default needs fixing.

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  3. Thanks! Nice post.

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