Changing Fontforge background color

How to change Fontforge’s application window background color.
It’s more or less easy, but in the end you can preview your Type Designs against a better contrast background.
For me at least, I like to see the resuts better against a white background.

First you need to create a file called .Xdefaults on your home directory

Then, edit it with the following line:
Gdraw.Background: #FFFFFF

This will change the Background to (Hex) RGB White.

Then open Fontforge. Navigate to Menu File: Preferences and edit the ResourceFile field pointing it to your .Xdefaults file
Eg. /home/Pedro Amado/.Xdefaults

Restart Fontforge and that’s it! White Background Windows

(Originally published on 2006-04-22)

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