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How can I resize the volume OSD display to a more "sane" size? Currently it takes about 1/4th of my screen height. I may be shortsighted, but not that shortsighted.

Volume OSD

I checked my theme settings, but couldn't find any hint for setting the size of this window. Where do I have to look?

Is it even a theme issue or is it gnome globally?

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It's probably somewhere in /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css, but figuring out where is not easy. – El Yobo Jan 23 '13 at 0:17

There is no official way of modifying the notifications, but many changes can be made to the notifications bubbles by installing a 3rd party patch which allows various changes to be made.

Using this method, I think you need to see this tutorial here

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Thanks for answering, but I'm not using Unity, therefore, notify-osd is also not running. From the comments of "Gnome Shell has its own notification system and doesn't use notify-osd" – Dan Soap Jan 29 '13 at 18:59

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