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    Default Zimbra Desktop Change Font Size/Weight HOW TO

    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 Files\Zimbra\Zimbra Desktop\jetty\webapps\zimbra\skins\_base\base2 (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\~user\Local Settings\Application Data\Zimbra\Zimbra Desktop\data\tmp\diskcache\skinres\latest" (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
    Last edited by andynz; 09-25-2012 at 05:54 PM. Reason: spelling

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    worked fine ... i love the ubuntu font changed my settings ...

    using windows 7 though, you need to search the correct folder path

    C:\Program Files\Zimbra\Zimbra Desktop\jetty\webapps\zimbra\skins\_base\base2

    and

    C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Zimbra\Zimbra Desktop\data\tmp\diskcache\skinres\latest

    thanks for the help ;-)

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    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.

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    thanks for this. i was trying to figure this out too

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    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?

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    is there a way to add extra fonts or change the fonts in the webmail client?

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