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panel icon sizes (SOLVED) - sort of

Postby Rizla on Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:00 am

Hi guys,

Anyone know if it's possible to shrink the icons in the panel so that they don't fill the entire height, i.e. with a bit of white space around them. For example I have Firefox in the panel and also Compuer and the Home folders, they'd look so much nicer shrunk.

Cheers in advance :)

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Re: panel icon sizes

Postby viking777 on Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:46 pm

All my tray icons do have space around them, not much I admit half a millimetre at most. If that is too little for you then why not try increasing the size of the panel? (right click/properties/size).
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Re: panel icon sizes

Postby Rizla on Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:34 pm

Hi, thanks for your suggestion in resizing the panel, but this isn't ideal as I have a Widescreen display (1920x1080) and I need as much screen estate as possible - I've shrunk the panel down as it is.

In my panel I have icons for Computer folder, Home folder, Firefox Gnome PPP dialer and Search (the notification area is great with plenty of space top and bottom around the icons).

The "Computer folder" fills the height from top to bottom, no gap.
The "Home Folder" has 2 pixels spare at the top.
Firefox overlaps by 1 pixel.
And Gnome PPP dialer and the Search (magnifier) icon both have plenty of space top and bottom around 3 pixels top and bottom and look perfect.

Shame they are all so inconsistant.
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Re: panel icon sizes

Postby Rizla on Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:21 am

Well, I'm answering my own question - seems that nobody had an idea how to sort this.

It appears that the icons change size depending on the size of the panel - and at the same time depending on what size is selected will either give some white space around the icons, or in other sizes, not. Setting the height of the panel to 29 makes the panel an average size, but the icons then gain some white space. Setting the panel to 21 makes the bar nice and thin and also makes the icons have white space around them. Sizes in-between mearly change the panel size and don't effect the icons.

I imagine it's something to do with how the scalling code was written in gnome.

So if I stick with a thin panel of 21, this is ok, although the tasks running tend to have their icons cut off at the top.
29 Seems a bit too big of a panel for my taste, but everything gets displayed correctly.

In essence the icons can only be certain sizes. Wierd one, but anyhu :)
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