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rqt_graph font too large

asked 2014-08-13 22:31:58 -0500

JSR694 gravatar image

Hi all,

I've been progressing through the tutorials, but have hit a snag with rqt_graph. On my high-dpi screen (3200x1800, 262ppi) the font used for node/topic labels is far too large and obscures important details of the graph. Is there a way to lower the font size?

Screenshots follow:

At my normal resolution (3200x1800):

...and at a lower resolution (1920x1080):

Thanks for your help!


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I would like just to mention that I have the very same problem, and I do think it would be important to address it.

antonio gravatar image antonio  ( 2015-11-18 18:36:25 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-11-18 19:10:35 -0500

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I think the tool currently has no feature to change font size and only remedy will be is someone writes a patch. See for the package's issue tracker where you can send a patch (pull request on github).

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Only as a comment. It would be nice if it were possible also move nodes and topics, when the project is to large, it is impossible to see the connections using rqt_grap.

Fredylucas gravatar image Fredylucas  ( 2015-11-19 00:05:39 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-11-19 00:46:24 -0500

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updated 2015-11-19 02:55:04 -0500

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I agree with @130s. Only as a suggestion: Later on, when you get a better grasp of ROS, I suggest you to check node_manager. It allows you to run your projects, load your launcher files and launch your nodes, as well as monitor your topics and subscriptions. I think this is a pretty nice tool.

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