Re: Change Fontsizes Globally

Volker Raum <>
Thu, 11 May 2006 16:22:44 +0200
verec schrieb:

On 2006-05-11 07:58:05 +0100, Volker Raum <> said:

  public void setApplicationFont(float increment)
    Enumeration enumer = UIManager.getDefaults().keys();
      Object key = enumer.nextElement();
      Object value = UIManager.get(key);
      if (value instanceof Font)
        UIManager.put(key, new

  public static void main(String[] args){new

Thanx for the Code. Had the same idea, but there are still problems...

It might be due to the use of FontUIResource rather than
a regular font.

I've been using the following code for a while in a few
different projects, now, and all the tree/tables/list
come out as expected:

   public static final Font WIDGET_FONT = new Font("Tahoma",
Font.PLAIN, 11) ;
   public static final Font BOLD_FONT =
WIDGET_FONT.deriveFont(Font.BOLD) ;

   public static void setupFont() {

       UIDefaults defaults = UIManager.getDefaults() ;

       for (Enumeration e = defaults.keys() ; e.hasMoreElements() ; ) {
           Object key = e.nextElement() ;

           if (key.toString().indexOf("font") >= 0) {
               defaults.put(key, WIDGET_FONT) ;


Thanx for the Code, but try to set the WIDGET_FONT to size 16 or 20.

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