If you spend a lot of time working in Terminal on your Linux system, you probably may not be comfortable with its default font size. Too small font size sometimes can give a burden to your eyes. However, the Terminal application in Linux gives you the flexibility to customize its look and feel to suit your style and need.

In this article, we will see how to change the font and font size of Debian Terminal from within the Terminal itself.

We have used Debian 10 for describing the procedure mentioned in this article.

Change Terminal Font and Text Size on Debian

Step 1: To change the font and font size of the Terminal, first we will have to launch it. To do so, go to the Activities tab located on the top left corner of the desktop. Then, in the search bar type terminal. When the Terminal icon appears, click on it to launch it.

Debian Terminal

Step 2: Terminal preferences allows making several customizations including the font and font size. Therefore, in this step, we will edit Terminal preferences. To do so, click on the Edit option in the top menu bar and then select the Preferences option. Alternatively, you can also right-click on the Terminal window and select the Preferences option.

Terminal preferences

Step 3: When the preferences window will appear, you will see the following view. It will by default display the unnamed profile view. In the right window, you will see the checkbox named Custom font under the Text Appearance option. To customize the font, click on this checkbox.

Then click on the Monospace Regular button in front of the Custom font checkbox that is basically a default font for your Terminal.

Custom Font

Step 4: Then a dialog box named Choose A Terminal Font will appear that will allow you to change the font and its size. It will also display the preview of the selected font.

Now choose the font and change the size of the text from the bottom either through slider or through the input filed. Once done, click on the Select button at the top right corner of the dialog box.

Select Font

Step 5: Now you will see the following screen with your selected fonts style and size. Click on the Close button to exit the preferences window.

User Profile

Your Terminal window will now appear with the newly selected font and font size.

Font and Font-Size changed

So that was the quick overview of changing the Terminal font and size. In case, you want to revert to the default font and font size, uncheck the custom font option in the preferences window.

How to change Terminal Font and Font-Size on Debian

Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.