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== Using the middle mouse button with a trackpad ==
The QT GUI instrumentation has a menu that can only be accessed with the middle mouse button. A MacBook with a trackpad can't trigger this menu without the use of a third-party tool. One such tool is [https://github.com/cl3m/MiddleClick/releases MiddleClick], which lets you trigger a middle click with a three-finger tap on the trackpad.
== Increasing the font size ==
The text of the GRC canvas can be changed by editing your <code>$HOME/.gnuradio/config.conf</code> file. Find the <code>[grc]</code> section and add a <code>canvas_font_size</code> setting:
The text of the GRC canvas can be changed by editing your <code>$HOME/.gnuradio/config.conf</code> file. Find the <code>[grc]</code> section and add a <code>canvas_font_size</code> setting:


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== GNU Radio 3.7 ==
=== GNU Radio 3.7 ===


GRC in GNU Radio 3.7 uses GTK 2.0. The UI font size (all the text that's not part of the canvas) can be changed by editing your <code>$HOME/.gtkrc-2.0</code> file like so:
GRC in GNU Radio 3.7 uses GTK 2.0. The UI font size (all the text that's not part of the canvas) can be changed by editing your <code>$HOME/.gtkrc-2.0</code> file like so:
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== GNU Radio 3.8 ==
=== GNU Radio 3.8 ===


The forthcoming GNU Radio 3.8 release has been updated to use GTK 3.0, which has native HiDPI support. To enable HiDPI support you can launch GRC like so:
The forthcoming GNU Radio 3.8 release has been updated to use GTK 3.0, which has native HiDPI support. To enable HiDPI support you can launch GRC like so:

Revision as of 10:31, 11 February 2018

Using the middle mouse button with a trackpad

The QT GUI instrumentation has a menu that can only be accessed with the middle mouse button. A MacBook with a trackpad can't trigger this menu without the use of a third-party tool. One such tool is MiddleClick, which lets you trigger a middle click with a three-finger tap on the trackpad.

Increasing the font size

The text of the GRC canvas can be changed by editing your $HOME/.gnuradio/config.conf file. Find the [grc] section and add a canvas_font_size setting:

[grc]
canvas_font_size = 14

GNU Radio 3.7

GRC in GNU Radio 3.7 uses GTK 2.0. The UI font size (all the text that's not part of the canvas) can be changed by editing your $HOME/.gtkrc-2.0 file like so:

gtk-font-name="Sans 14"

GNU Radio 3.8

The forthcoming GNU Radio 3.8 release has been updated to use GTK 3.0, which has native HiDPI support. To enable HiDPI support you can launch GRC like so:

$ GDK_SCALE=2 gnuradio-companion

You may find that you want to reduce the UI font size if it becomes too large in native HiDPI mode, you can do so following the instructions for 3.7 and specifying a smaller number.