Increasing the main menu button width

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Increasing the main menu button width

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Is there a way to increase the main menu button width (MATE menu, not mintMenu)? Maybe by adding some text to it or using a non-square icon?
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Re: Increasing the main menu button width

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Right click the gear menu and choose preferences. Hope this is what you want.
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Re: Increasing the main menu button width

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"The gear menu" is mintMenu. Mate menu doesn't have preferences, does it?
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Re: Increasing the main menu button width

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Hi I am using Mate17 see attachment for my button.

When I right click it I have these choices see attachment
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Re: Increasing the main menu button width

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Here are the choices I have when I choose preferences see attachment.
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Re: Increasing the main menu button width

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You could try looking in usr/share/icons/Mint-X [or other theme]/places/24 [or other pixel size if using a wider panel] and then changing the "start-here" icon for one of your choosing.
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Re: Increasing the main menu button width

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I'm asking about this menu:
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Re: Increasing the main menu button width

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That's the menu I use. What I said above works for me.
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Re: Increasing the main menu button width

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Thanks, changing the icon works. However, the small upward arrow on the button still has the same absolute position which doesn't look good. The only thing I've found about removing the arrow is this. I didn't quite get in which version of Mate that "has_arrow" was added but I couldn't find it in gconf or anywhere else.
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Re: Increasing the main menu button width

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u$er I apologize for suggesting the wrong fix that you were looking for. Again sorry about that. Hope it all works out for you.
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