Monthly Archives: July 2011

Better Font and Color for tkcon in Linux Mint 11

The Problem

In Linux Mint, the default font and background color for tkcon is terrible. I want to change that to something easier to read.

The Solution

Here is my ~/.tkconrc, which fixes it by choosing a better font and background color:

set ::tkcon::COLOR(bg) ivory
set ::tkcon::OPT(font) "{Liberation Mono} 10"


The default font in Linux Mint is terrible: it is hard to read and pixelated. I found the Liberation Mono font works best for me; your mileage may vary. Also, the default background of gray is somewhat dark and drepressing, therefore I changed it to ivory, which is an off-white color (at least on my old laptop).