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Taskbar the upper right side screen

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:36 pm
by Sonofman
Hello... I'm not sure what Linux calls it but any program or browser or whatever this area in the pic is too tiny for my liken, any way to enlarge it? Thanks

Re: Taskbar the upper right side screen

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:19 pm
by LanceM
Need more information. Please put this command in the terminal and post the results.

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inxi -Fxz
I'm guessing you are using Cinnamon 19.x. I fixed mine to look like this:
Titlebar.jpg

Re: Taskbar the upper right side screen

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:44 am
by smurphos
I think you are on Cinnamon from your posting history? Assuming yes you can get some alternative window borders themes including "big buttoned" versions of the stock Mint window borders - viewtopic.php?f=208&t=272414

To up the font size for the Titlebar - Menu > Preferences > Font Selection > Amend Window Title Font Size.

Re: Taskbar the upper right side screen

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:37 am
by Sonofman
Thank you. And sorry I am using Cinnamon 19.2. ... Right now under the window's border I have 15 to choose from can I have more? thanks

Re: Taskbar the upper right side screen

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:31 pm
by LanceM
You can make that bigger by increasing font size on the titlebar. System Settings>Font Selection>Window Title Font>Change the default 10 to desired size, I use 12

Re: Taskbar the upper right side screen

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:58 pm
by Sonofman
Thanks, I did that but it would be nice if I could put more different styles then the ones that are listed. I like how under Windows are big enough and spaced apart enough

Re: Taskbar the upper right side screen

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:12 pm
by LanceM
Can you follow surphos directions in the link he gave? If you decide to do that, we can help you to get it configured.

Re: Taskbar the upper right side screen

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:32 am
by smurphos
Sonofman wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:37 am
Thank you. And sorry I am using Cinnamon 19.2. ... Right now under the window's border I have 15 to choose from can I have more? thanks
You can get some more via themes downloaded via the Themes settings module download tab

These ones all include window borders

1) The Adapta Variants
2) Cinnamox variants
3) Ambiance-Crunchy
4) CBlack
5) Chrome OS
6) iOS-X
7) Jade1
8) Pragmatic Darker Blue
9) Windows 10

There are a few themes in Software manager with Cinnamon compatible window-borders - see this list for package names to consider installing...

https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?sear ... c&arch=any

Otherwise go hunting through - https://www.pling.com/browse/cat/125/order/latest/

Re: Taskbar the upper right side screen

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:11 am
by Sonofman
blueocean wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:12 pm
Can you follow surphos directions in the link he gave? If you decide to do that, we can help you to get it configured.
Hi... I believe I did do what he mentioned. I ran those 3 lines into the Terminal and I believe it is why I have those 15 to choose from. When I ran that last line with the zip file I didn't see the Terminal do anything. Thanks

Re: Taskbar the upper right side screen

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:13 am
by Sonofman
smurphos wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:32 am
Sonofman wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:37 am
Thank you. And sorry I am using Cinnamon 19.2. ... Right now under the window's border I have 15 to choose from can I have more? thanks
You can get some more via themes downloaded via the Themes settings module download tab

These ones all include window borders

1) The Adapta Variants
2) Cinnamox variants
3) Ambiance-Crunchy
4) CBlack
5) Chrome OS
6) iOS-X
7) Jade1
8) Pragmatic Darker Blue
9) Windows 10

There are a few themes in Software manager with Cinnamon compatible window-borders - see this list for package names to consider installing...

https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?sear ... c&arch=any

Otherwise go hunting through - https://www.pling.com/browse/cat/125/order/latest/
Hi... Thank you for this but I'm curious how do I get them to install. I would be happy if I could just get one window's border that looks like windows 10. That link you post with package / file what am I supposed to do with any of them?
For instance this

File Packages
/usr/share/muffin/theme/metacity-theme-3.xml muffin-common

What does one do with it? Thanks

Re: Taskbar the upper right side screen

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:20 am
by LanceM
I think you might have looked at the wrong link. The instructions are pretty lucid proving you know how to open your command terminal and use it.
viewtopic.php?f=208&t=272414
If you need more help post back.

Re: Taskbar the upper right side screen

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:49 pm
by Sonofman
I don't know maybe you're right. This is what I did in Terminal, is there more and how so, thanks

Re: Taskbar the upper right side screen

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:54 pm
by LanceM
Now go to System Settings and click themes. Click Windows Borders and click Esco or any others you want to try.

Re: Taskbar the upper right side screen

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:48 pm
by Sonofman
Maybe you misunderstood me I did and I said there like 15 different ones I can select but I'm asking if I can add more to the list, those 15 that are there I don't like any of them. Maybe I can make it simpler is there any that has the same look as windows? I would be happy even with that, thanks

Re: Taskbar the upper right side screen

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:00 pm
by LanceM
Sonofman wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:48 pm
Maybe you misunderstood me I did and I said there like 15 different ones I can select but I'm asking if I can add more to the list, those 15 that are there I don't like any of them. Maybe I can make it simpler is there any that has the same look as windows? I would be happy even with that, thanks
There may be, but I don't know. Isn't Esco much better than default?

Re: Taskbar the upper right side screen

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:00 pm
by Sonofman
These are the ones I can choose from pic, if you see all of them seem so close together or small. If you look at the windows pic it nice size and a good distance apart from each other. Something like that would be nice if possible, thanks

https://i.postimg.cc/DfB4dR9b/20191025-155039.jpg


https://i.postimg.cc/sXBfY075/20191025-155057.jpg

Anything is better than default, why that is default I don't get it

Re: Taskbar the upper right side screen

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:17 pm
by LanceM
I just tried something I think might work for you/ Go here:
https://www.cinnamon-look.org/p/1319251/
If you like them, download it to your downloads or desktop then right click and extract. Open the folder and copy the folders in there. Now open your Home and enable hidden by Ctrl + H. look for .themes folder. Open it and paste the ones you copies into it. Now go to Settings and Themes and pick the one you like.
To hide hidden files in your Home just press Ctrl + H again.
There are not a lot available.

Re: Taskbar the upper right side screen

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:49 pm
by LanceM
Mint Xfce has a large window border included. I like Xfce pretty well. Has some really good features.
Xfce.jpg

Re: Taskbar the upper right side screen

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:59 pm
by Sonofman
I try one of those color ones from your link it would be perfect if they were spread it out more, they are so close together.

Re: Taskbar the upper right side screen

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:22 pm
by LanceM
What size screen do you have? Are you using a touchpad and having trouble getting the pointer on them? Only thing I know is to increase that font size.