Changes in .rootrc not reflected on GUI


I am a summer student at DESY and using ROOT for a while both on my laptop and on the server. However, on my laptop the font size of the TBrowser is really small and barely legible. In order to change it I created a .rootrc file in my home directory and tried to change the font size via increasing the font sizes in the following entries:

Gui.DefaultFont: -adobe-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1 Gui.MenuFont: -adobe-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1 Gui.MenuHiFont: -adobe-helvetica-bold-r-*-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1 Gui.DocFixedFont: -adobe-courier-medium-r-*-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1 Gui.DocPropFont: -adobe-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1 Gui.IconFont: -adobe-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-10-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1 Gui.StatusFont: -adobe-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-10-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1

I observed that the font sizes in TBrowser did not change neither on my laptop nor on the server computer, but my making the same modifications my supervison was able to change the font sizes. What may be the culprit? I am using ROOT 5.34/18 on my Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 32-bit laptop and ROOT 5.34/04 on Scientific Linux. Thanks in advance

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Well thanks for your answers, but I am having trouble to understand how can this help with my case.


Could you post a screenshot of your TBrowser? And BTW, did you restart ROOT after changing your ~/.rootrc file?

Cheers, Bertrand.

the first question to ask:
Is your supervisor using the same machine as you?
In other words: is it a problem of the machine or the account.

Are the fonts you are asking for installed on your machine?

xlsfonts -fn '-adobe-courier-medium-r-*-*-16-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1'
Is it possible you have a .rootrc in your CWD overwritting the settings in your
home directory?