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By default window title bar on Gnome has bigger font size. How can I resize that font size on window title bar? I want it to be smaller like on KDE or MS Windows.

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In Gnome 3, you can adjust titlebar fonts with gnome-tweak-tool:

Fonts > Window title font

or dconf-editor:

org > gnome > desktop > wm > preferences :: titlebar-font

or gsettings (in terminal):

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences titlebar-font 'Droid Bold 10'

where Droid Bold is the name/type of your font and 10 is the size. This works as long as your titlebar doesn't use system fonts:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences titlebar-uses-system-font false
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is there any gui application to do this configuration? – Habibillah Nov 8 '12 at 1:54
Yes, answer updated. – don_crissti Nov 8 '12 at 17:53
dconf-editor is unreliable in Ubuntu. – Morpfh Nov 19 '12 at 19:38
Does this work on 14.04? – Pisek Jun 27 '14 at 9:33

You could just open

  1. dconf-editor by typing that in terminal

  2. go to: org > gnome > desktop > interface

  3. change the titlebar font.

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