Blurry Icon Editor Linux Machine

Updated Sep 21, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW Base
  • LabVIEW 2016 Full

Issue Details

  • Why does my icon appear blurry within the icon editor when using a Linux Machine?
  • When using a Linux machine my VI icon is illegible. 


This is a known bug with Linux machines.  The only known workaround is to add the UseXftFonts=False configuration token to the LabVIEW configuration file under the following directory: 


After changing this your icon editor will no longer appear blurry.  This will change the fonts for all of the text within your LabVIEW VIs and you will only be able to use the default font with this configuration token in place.

Additional Information

Corrective Action Report (CAR) 674985 has been filed on the subject.

As an additional work around, you could also create the icon as a graphic in an image editor and then import the graphic and LabVIEW will turn it into an icon. For more information please see this section of the LabVIEW help.


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