Friday, April 15, 2011

Gnome 3 Massive Title Bar

Seems they were planning on doing something with the title bar so made it frigging HUGE!   This might be ok on a 22" monitor but netbooks this will be an issue.   Most of the space is controlled in the main theme XML file.  So to make much much smaller run:

  • Open a terminal window
  • sudo sed -i "/title_vertical_pad/s/value=\"[0-9]\{1,2\}\"/value=\"0\"/g" /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/metacity-1/metacity-theme-3.xml
  • Close terminal window
  • Hit ALT-F2
  • type restart 
  • hit enter
This will change the title_vertical_pad from 14 (on normal font size) to 0.  Then restart the gnome-shell without you having to log-in/out or lose what your working on.

There's talk about creating a netbook theme but until they do the above will do the trick.