Zimbra Desktop Change Font Size/Weight HOW TO

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andynz
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Zimbra Desktop Change Font Size/Weight HOW TO

Postby andynz » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:58 pm

Hi All
I spent ages trying to change the default font on Zimbra Desktop today and finally found a solution. There seem to be endless posts in the forum about how you can't do it but this worked for me and is a combination of other posts.
You make these changes at your own risk but it worked for me on my XP machine but should work on all systems as it was gleaned from setting the default font on Zimbra server. You just need the find the same folders in your OS.
It is a 3 step process:
1) Close Zimbra desktop. Make sure it is closed including the notification icon.
2) Locate folder C:Program Filesimbraimbra Desktopjettywebappszimbraskins_basease2 (on XP)

Make a backup copy of file "skin.properties"

Using notepad or text editor change font settings in the file. Should look like:

#####################

# Fonts

#####################
FontFamily-default = font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,"Nimbus Sans L",Arial,"Liberation Sans",sans-serif;

FontFamily-fixed = font-family:monospace;

FontFamily-html = font-family:Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
FontSize-normal = font-size:11px;

FontSize-big = font-size:13px;

FontSize-bigger = font-size:15px; font-weight:bold;

FontSize-biggest = font-size:18px; font-weight:bold;

FontSize-small = font-size:10px;

FontSize-smaller = font-size:9px;

FontSize-miniscule = font-size:6px;

FontSize-html = font-size:10pt;
The font size normal is the one to change, make it 13 or bigger if you need. You can also add the "font-weight:bold;" onto the end of the same line for a thicker font. Anyway have a play around with the fonts and size from here.
Then save the file.
3) Go to "C:Documents and Settings~userLocal SettingsApplication Dataimbraimbra Desktopdata mpdiskcacheskinreslatest" (on XP)

Delete all the files in the folder. Should be html, js & css in the folder.
Restart Zimbra Desktop to see the new font size. You can go too big and then you would need to change the layout to fit the larger font.
This does not change the composition font but just the main font.
Do this at you own risk, if your not sure what your doing probably best tl leave it alone :)
Cheers

Andy


jaybandz
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Zimbra Desktop Change Font Size/Weight HOW TO

Postby jaybandz » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:16 pm

worked fine ... i love the ubuntu font changed my settings ...
using windows 7 though, you need to search the correct folder path
C:Program Filesimbraimbra Desktopjettywebappszimbraskins_basease2
and
C:Users{username}AppDataLocalimbraimbra Desktopdata mpdiskcacheskinreslatest
thanks for the help ;-)
andynz
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Zimbra Desktop Change Font Size/Weight HOW TO

Postby andynz » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:34 pm

Glad I could help, great to offer a bit of help to others for a change. Yes path will be different for different version of Windows so thanks for mentioning it.
Cheers Andy.
z000
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Zimbra Desktop Change Font Size/Weight HOW TO

Postby z000 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:52 am

thanks for this. i was trying to figure this out too
PlanetShep
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Zimbra Desktop Change Font Size/Weight HOW TO

Postby PlanetShep » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:09 am

wow.. thank you.
Just found this post while I was searching for a way to change the Font. Is that really the only way to change Font-/size? Why isnt it in the settings?
z000
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Zimbra Desktop Change Font Size/Weight HOW TO

Postby z000 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:37 pm

is there a way to add extra fonts or change the fonts in the webmail client?
pnunn
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Re: Zimbra Desktop Change Font Size/Weight HOW TO

Postby pnunn » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:12 pm

I'm trying to make these changes on Ubuntu (the default font is both small and horrible) but I can't seem to get the changes to show up (I've now got things in base2 set to 140px so I should be seeing some change :)

I guess Ubuntu is caching the original values somewhere? Any idea where? I can't find it.

Ta

Peter.

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