Ubuntu – How to change font rendering to sub-pixel BGR ordering


In Ubuntu 11.10, I can't find a way to change the sub-pixel byte ordering to BGR. I have a BGR monitor and fonts look blurry because of this. I've installed gnome-tweak-tool but I can't find an option for the sub-pixel ordering. This used to be easy to do with the old font settings window.

Best Answer

You can do this using a GUI (dconf-editor from the package dconf-tools) or on the command-line:


  1. Open dconf-editor
  2. In the left pane, go to /org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/xsettings
  3. In the right pane, change the value of the rgba-order key to bgr:

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Just run:

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.xsettings rgba-order 'bgr'