Alternate font width

WTSupported in traditional Synergy on Windows




The ALT_FONT_WIDTH environment variable sets the width of the alternate font (in conjunction with ALT_TYPE_FACE and ALT_FONT_HEIGHT) if an alternate font is not otherwise specified.


The average width, in logical units, of characters in the font.


Synergy/DE on Windows uses the specified font width for application windows greater than or equal to 132 columns (if automatic font switching is enabled).

If the width is 0, the aspect ratio of the device is matched against the digitization aspect ratio of the available fonts to find the closest match, determined by the absolute value of the difference.

If the current font is not available in the requested size, Synergy/DE on Windows substitutes the font that most closely resembles the specified font.

We recommend that you use the FONT_ALTERNATE environment variable rather than ALT_FONT_WIDTH.

Setting location

The environment or the [synergy], [dbr], or [myprog] section of synergy.ini (where myprog is any .dbr file).

Used by


See also


In the synergy.ini file,