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Old 04-30-2011, 08:07 PM   #1
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Change the size of the titlebar


Does anyone know how to decrease the size/width of the window titlebar?
http://i52.tinypic.com/10oe3k7.jpg

I'm using Fedora 14 x86_64, Gnome 2.3x
 
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:13 PM   #2
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Hello,

Before I get too far into this question, have you ever ran firefox in fullscreen mode? Just fit F11, or go to View -> Fullscreen. Not sure if that is the direction you want to take though.

Cheers,

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Old 04-30-2011, 10:29 PM   #3
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The title bar's height is defined by the metacity theme, you can either find a slimmer theme at a place like gnome-look.org or edit the .xml file for your current theme.
 
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:21 AM   #4
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You can reduce the size of the font used in the title bar, which reduces its height. Edit the theme in the usual way. (System > Preferences > Appearance > Fonts)
 
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Also, half of that is the tab bar (part of Firefox, has nothing at all to do with the window titlebar), not the titlebar (depends on your window manager).
 
Old 05-01-2011, 02:51 PM   #6
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Hello,
Before I get too far into this question, have you ever ran firefox in fullscreen mode? Just fit F11, or go to View -> Fullscreen. Not sure if that is the direction you want to take though.
Cheers,
Josh
Thanks for the suggestion but I used Firefox as an example, all apps use the same titlebar.

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You can reduce the size of the font used in the title bar, which reduces its height. Edit the theme in the usual way. (System > Preferences > Appearance > Fonts)
I tried that before but didn't do much.

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Also, half of that is the tab bar (part of Firefox, has nothing at all to do with the window titlebar), not the titlebar (depends on your window manager).
I'm aware that the "tabs" section in Firefox4 is not part of the Titlebar, I'm talking about the area above the tabs, which is caleld the Titlebar, I only used firefox as an example...


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The title bar's height is defined by the metacity theme, you can either find a slimmer theme at a place like gnome-look.org or edit the .xml file for your current theme.
I edited the metacity theme xml file "metacity-theme-1.xml", located in /home/User_Name/.themes/ThemeName/metacity-1/
and changed the "title_vertical_pad" value from 10 to 0 and that fixed the problem... Thank you.

Here's the old title bar:
http://i53.tinypic.com/b650cg.png

Here's the new titlebar, after applying the changes to the xml file:
http://i56.tinypic.com/25p7blk.png

Last edited by skyxn3t; 05-01-2011 at 02:54 PM.
 
Old 05-01-2011, 03:09 PM   #7
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I'm aware that the "tabs" section in Firefox4 is not part of the Titlebar, I'm talking about the area above the tabs, which is caleld the Titlebar, I only used firefox as an example...
It's just that the annotations on your original screenshot seemed to point to the tab bar as if it was the title bar.

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Old 05-02-2011, 01:34 AM   #8
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Hi skynx3t, Didn't know how else to get in touch with you. Last year you submitted a post "How to play the more obscure .wmv codec videos on 64 bit linux?"

I want to know if you ever figured out a solution to the wmv in 64bit linux problem.

Hopefully you can tell me what to do. If there's no good solution then I'll install a 32bit distro - but that sucks since I really want 64bit OS.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 08:14 AM   #9
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Hi skynx3t, Didn't know how else to get in touch with you.
You could send an email:

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