Xsettingsd

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Xsettingsd is a lightweight xsettings daemon which provides settings to Xorg applications via the XSETTINGS specification when not running one (like when using KDE). Some applications like Java or Wine does not get the font settings through fontconfig so this is necessary to provide setting like anti-aliasing and font hinting.

Installation

Install xsettingsd or xsettingsd-gitAUR.

Configuration

See https://github.com/derat/xsettingsd/wiki/Settings for detailed syntax.

An example configuration to provide better font rendering:

~/.xsettingsd
Xft/Hinting 1
Xft/HintStyle "hintslight"
Xft/Antialias 1
Xft/RGBA "rgb"

Usage

Configure setting in #Configuration and append xsettingsd & to ~/.xinitrc if you are using xinit or ~/.xprofile if you are using a Display manager (see Autostarting for more details).

See also