A better looking Panel ? [ SOLVED ]

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A better looking Panel ? [ SOLVED ]

Post by jarp53 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:35 pm

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this is my panel ,I"m using Cinnamon 19 and NVIDIA drivers , I already have the panel as wide as I can is there a way to make it wider so I can display time and date in a nicer format, with out having to move it to the bottom
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Re: A better looking Panel ?

Post by Hoser Rob » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:20 am

I don't think there's a good solution for this. What I'd suggest is moving the main panel back to the bottom or top horizontally, and then add an auto hide vertical panel on the side and add app launchers to that. I've been doing that ffor some time, and between that and using multiple workspaces and having the pager on the main panel it really helps with clutter.

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Re: A better looking Panel ?

Post by gm10 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:41 am

That's a Cinnamon thing. I don't know why they restrict the panel size so much. On my MATE desktop a vertical mate-panel can be extended up to a width of 384 pixels. I am not sure if you can install other panels to Cinnamon though. But you can always switch to another desktop if you really want this layout. ;)

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Re: A better looking Panel ?

Post by jarp53 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:31 pm

Thank you for your respond, I think I'll take the link of this topic and put in the suggestion topic , maybe some good will come out of it

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Re: A better looking Panel ?

Post by gm10 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:33 pm

Suggestions for Cinnamon would have to be put here: https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon/issues

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Re: A better looking Panel ?

Post by smurphos » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:26 pm

Although the GUI for panel width is limited to 50px for maximum width it is possible to have a wider panel.

Method 1) Edit the theme. Panel width is set in cinnamon.css.

Method 2) Set the override theme value via dconf-editor or gsettings.

For method 1 let me know what desktop theme you are using and I'll give some pointers.

For method 2 using dconf-editor the key is org.cinnamon panels-height

E.g. in this screenshot I've set panel 2 (my left panel) to be 250px wide.

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Result -

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Re: A better looking Panel ?

Post by jarp53 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:04 pm

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much better thank you ; I did notice that you loose the setting if you open the panel settings, but with dconf editor is very easy and is not like I need to change settings often if ever , so again thanks, smurphos
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Re: A better looking Panel ?

Post by Ben2talk2 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:21 am

Hoser Rob wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:20 am
I don't think there's a good solution for this. What I'd suggest is moving the main panel back to the bottom or top horizontally, and then add an auto hide vertical panel on the side and add app launchers to that. I've been doing that ffor some time, and between that and using multiple workspaces and having the pager on the main panel it really helps with clutter.
Well I guess so - but all my panels are hidden; the date and time are on the desktop (Variety handles that) so my desktop is blank.

I use Easygestures. G launches chrome, C for Chromium, V for Vivaldi, B for database, D for my Dropbox folder...

With Vivaldi, I have a 'curly' gesture (Ctrl+F11) which renders it a menu-less tab-less window -

I rarely launch stuff from the panel or menu and am too lazy to even press two keys simultaneously for most jobs (even CTRL zooming with the mouse works because I have 2 extra mouse buttons mapped to CTRL and ALT).

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