The text used in the Front End menus is too small on my Linux computer. I want to increase its size. How can I do it?

I have Mathematica 10.

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    – bbgodfrey
    Commented Oct 1, 2015 at 18:57
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    $\begingroup$ Your question is not clear. Do you mean menus you generate in your own code or do you mean the menus that Mathematica displays as part of its notebook interface? $\endgroup$
    – m_goldberg
    Commented Oct 1, 2015 at 19:12

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On my Ubuntu 15.04 system Mathematica 10.2 does pick up the system settings for scaling. I can go to System Settings -> Display, adjust the scaling with the slider there, restart Mathematica, and its fonts will be adjusted just like all other applications.

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  • $\begingroup$ Apologies for no larger scale factor screenshots. Something went wrong with them, but I don't want to start up Ubuntu again to re-do it. $\endgroup$
    – Szabolcs
    Commented Oct 2, 2015 at 10:19

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