How do we change the font-size in solar putty

When attempting to change the font-size in the Solar-puTTY terminal we are given a link to 'puTTY' - so after changing the font-size there and saving it and reloading Solar-puTTY the font does not reflect the new font-size. The font-size is only applied in puTTY.

  • I have the same issue. Although putty saves the font settings it doesn't get applied on the ssh session (it remains the same small size of 10) opened by solarputty.

    I made an experiment and downloaded a msi putty installation file. I installed this putty package on the location where the putty called by solarputty is C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Roaming\Solar-PuTTY-v4\

    Once I replaced with a brand new putty installation the font size started to reflects the size I set under settings BUT.... the solarputty stopped to work as expected. When you click on the session under solarputty a new putty window (outside of the solarputty window) opens and the credentials saved under solarputty fails. It successfully set the user id but the password field fails to fill up and you have to add it manually.

    Conclusion: Something is wrong with how solarputty handle changes with the putty that comes with solarputty (don't know if it has to do wiht platform, mine is windows 10). Solarputty ignores the changes applied under putty. The workaround found (install putty over the putty that comes within the solarputty package) works for that font size/color setting but it takes away the functionality of opening sessions in tabs under solarputty windows and also takes away the functionality of the credentials saved under solarputty.

  • FormerMember
    0 FormerMember 7 months ago
    Disclaimer: If you do not understand what the steps below mean, don't mess around with it and go find someone who does. You are responsible for any/all damage that may be caused. Operating System: Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10 (any version of Windows will generally have the same steps as below) Solution: This is because PuTTY for some reason does not save the default font height. The solution is to update the value in the Windows Registry from which the default font size is being used. Steps: 1. Open 'Windows Registry' ( Win+R > type "regedit" > hit Enter ) 2. Navigate to 'Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\SimonTatham\PuTTY\Sessions\Default%20Settings' 3. Update the value for key 'FontHeight' to 'c' Note: The value is in hexadecimal, so original value 'a' corresponds to decimal 10, while the new value 'c' corresponds to decimal 12