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Adjust the Font Size for krunner

October 23, 2023 - kde nixos bigfonts

krunner is great, but I've always found it too small by default.

This is really a general KDE trick, but you can create a ~/.config/krunnerrc:

font=Noto Sans,24,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0

The first two parts of this are what matter: they're the font name and font size respectively.

Run kquitapp5 krunner after changing it and then open krunner (default hotkey: Alt-Space).

Screenshot of KDE with krunner opened using Noto Sans @ 24pt

I have no idea what the -1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0 is for but every example online has it, and I couldn't find a satisfactory explanation with a cursory search, so I'll continue the trend.

If you're using NixOS, include the following in your home-manager home.nix:

{ config, lib, pkgs, ... }:

    xdg.configFile."krunnerrc".text = lib.generators.toINI { } {
      "General"."font" = "Noto Sans,24,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0";