Re: Size of the panel
- From: Gleef <dzol virtual-yellow com>
- To: "Mark C. Langston" <skritch home com>
- cc: Michael Rogers <bastard_machine hotmail com>, GNOME-List <gnome-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Size of the panel
- Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 14:21:12 -0400 (EDT)
On Wed, 14 Apr 1999, Mark C. Langston wrote:
> > From: "Michael Rogers" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > >Is the panel size configurable? I would like to
> > >have a panel with half of its actual height, so
> > >I would have more screen area for applications.
> > The panel grows in height to accomodate the tallest applet embedded
> > in it. If you create an empty panel it's only as tall as the resize
> > button arrows. Try making copies of the icons used by all your
> > launchers (including the background tiles) and shrinking them in Gimp,
> > then change the properties of your launchers so they use the tiny
> > icons and tiny background tiles. Maybe the panel will shrink to the
> > height of the new icons - only a guess, I'm afraid. Better would be an
> > option to use menu-style mini icons on the panel - I guess Gnome is
> > automatically resizing the menu icons, so why not do the same for the
> > panel?
> The source code for the panel has a hardcoded minimum size of 48 pixels.
> The icons for the button arrows are only the arrows themselves.
> To change the height of the panel, you must recompile the panel source
> changing all references to this 48-pixel minimum (I believe that variable
> is set more than once for some reason).
It used to be a 48 pixel minimum. It now has a 24 pixel minimum. It's
set with the #define PANEL_MINIMUM_WIDTH line in gnome-core/panel/panel.h.
Best of Luck,
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