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Old 05-07-2005, 03:55 PM   #1
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trouble getting KDE KMenu down to size

I prefer to run things a bit small on my laptop to give me more room. I've got the normal taskbar running at tiny mode and I'm trying to shrink the Kmenu which is just huge. I want to get it to look like this Mepis screenshot:

When I boot Mepis, I'm much happier with the size and look of KDE so I know I should be able to do it, I just can't find out how.

Old 05-07-2005, 05:18 PM   #2
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What I did was go to the KDE menu editor, create a lot of sub (and sub-sub) folders, and drag the default menus into them. (Be sure to do a save after each drag -- I lost a few items before I figured out the problem.)
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I didn't mean shrinking the number of menus, but it looks like the icons are very large and I can't find a way to shrink them so that each menu item is down to approx. 8-9pt font rather than the huge size it is now.
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Here is a screenshot of what I am talking about. I have the mepis image pulled up while showing the SuSE KMenu. The mepis menu actually has more items in it, but because each menu is smaller it actually looks a bit cleaner.
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Just use a different KDE theme/style. Mepis is using Plastik and Suse is using their own theme.
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i was able to make font and icons smaller in kmenu but didn't find a way to make kmenu window smaller

To change font size in kmenu
kde control center -> LookNFeel -> fonts -> menu.... choose

To change icon size
kde control center -> LookNFeel -> icons -> advanced
Old 05-09-2005, 03:19 AM   #7
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do you want to change the icon size in the kmenu as a user..?

if so - here's what i did:

open your user account /home/your username
choose 'show hidden files' from the view menu..
open .kde
open share
open config
open this file: kickerrc
almost at the bottom you will find [menus]
i changed to the value 16 in this line:


now i have same icon size as under root..
cheers :-)


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