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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 do not get the font settings through Fontconfig so this is necessary to provide settings like anti-aliasing and font hinting.


Install xsettingsd or xsettingsd-gitAUR.


See https://codeberg.org/derat/xsettingsd for detailed syntax.

An example configuration to provide better font rendering:

Xft/Hinting 1
Xft/HintStyle "hintslight"
Xft/Antialias 1
Xft/RGBA "rgb"


Start/enable the user unit xsettingsd.service.

Note: KDE with kde-gtk-config installed will start it automatically.

Alternatively, it can also be autostarted.

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