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I used to use Xfce exclusively and am now using xmonad, which I love. However, now I need to set some things myself. Like font aliasing and hinting, etc. Xfce stores font settings in ~/.config/xfce4/Xft.xrdb I have copied these settings into ~/.Xdefaults

I don't see any real change, though, so I'd like to see if the settings were set.

Is this possible? If so, how?

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xrdb -query

with an optional grep was the solution.

In my case, the case of Xft settings:

xrdb -query | grep Xft
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Look at

/var/log/Xorg.0.log

This file should contain all the information from the last X startup. It is ~300 lines on my system at least, but if you have a phrase to search for it should not be a problem.

You could also start with Xfce, save the log file and compare it with the xmonad invocation.

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