The menubar font in XEmacs is the system default menu font; on this XP
machine I can change it by going to Control Panel -> Display -> Appearance
-> Advanced -> selecting “Menu” in the “Item” drop-down, changing its font
and its size, then clicking OK, then Apply. I don’t know what the
corresponding approach is in Windows 10. There is no corresponding registry
entry, to my knowledge.
I would be surprised if other applications had no issues. Can you try
changing the corresponding system font and report back?
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My problem arose when my old laptop (windows XP, 1920x1200 screen) died, and I bought a
new laptop (windows 10, 3840x2160).
I fell in the "high dpi hell", with the toolbar icons nearly invisible on the
The edited text itself was made visible by choosing a good font size, but was blurred by
the stretching mechanism of windows 10.
I decided the only way to go was to buy a large monitor (32", 3840x2160), in order
to bypass the streching mechanism of windows 100, and display things at 100%.
Now the toolbar is correct, the text is crisp, but the menubar font is much too large,
taking much screen estate. Moreover, as I added many items to the menu, it no longer fits
in one line, making things unsightly.
I couldn't find in xemacs doc any way to change the menubar font. It seems the
menubar font (size) is hard coded in C, and no lisp function allows to access it.
Browsing the Web, I found solutions for Xemacs under Linux, or possibly Cygwin, using the
file .Xresources. I found also a solution for GNU emacs under Windows by setting register
values under the keys
Sadly this doesn't work for Xemacs, searching the register via regedit didn't
give me any key about menubar for Xemacs.
Perhaps I could create those keys and it would work, but I have no idea of the exact
spelling of those keys for Xemacs !
I considered changing for GNU emacs, or Xemacs under Cygwin, but MY Xemacs is highly
customized, including modifications in the elisp code for predefined functions, and it
would be a very hard job figuring how I could reimplement all my modifications (more than
20 years of various adjustments) in a new software.
The best way for me is to set the menubar font size for Xemacs under native windows, as
it is the only thing that doesn't work well with my new environment. If anybody out
there has a solution, or some hints towards the solution, please help me.
Thanks in advance.
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