No more to it, I can't seem to find any kind of Options or properties in the Terminal app. Is there a way to change the default font?
All tips here are great! Does anyone know to enable the font ligature for the FiraCode font on the terminal?– João MarquesMay 10, 2020 at 18:45
To change font in the Terminal you need
dconf-editor. Install it, if you haven't done so:
sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
Run it and go to path
Enter name of desired font and font size. For example
Anonymous Pro 11.
You can also use the command in Terminal instead of the
To change the font of just the terminal (pantheon-terminal), you can use the
dconf-editor (requires an install) or the
gsettings command. Edit the
font property in the
org.pantheon.terminal.settings schema. For example:
$ gsettings set org.pantheon.terminal.settings font 'FreeMono 10'
You will have to close and reopen the terminal for the changes to take effect.
For versions 5.0 above:
gsettings set io.elementary.terminal.settings font 'FiraCode 10'
1This works with Elementary 6 Odin.– ZedTuXSep 22, 2021 at 8:14
If you already havent, install elementary-tweaks (For elementary freya):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mpstark/elementary-tweaks-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install elementary-tweaks
Then go to
System Settings >
Fonts and select the Monospace Font you want as well as its size. You can customize many other things as well from here.
You can do many customizations using
elementary-tweaks switchboard plugin. But the older repository is not maintained by the original author anymore. Fortunately it's been forked by some other devs and the source is available in Github. Here is the project link https://github.com/elementary-tweaks/elementary-tweaks
It also has a PPA. So, add the ppa and update-index using this command
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:philip.scott/elementary-tweaks && sudo apt-get update
and install it using this
sudo apt-get install elementary-tweaks
Logout and login again. You'll find the tweak item in System Settings. Alternatively you can just kill the
wingpanel and start it again.