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Is there a way to change the hide button on the gnome-panel? What I mean is the buttons placed at the end of each side of the panel? I'm wondering if its possible, and if it is, how to go about doing it.

Panel hidden, button showing


Panel not hidden, buttons on each side

not hidden

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are you referring to the look of the buttons or removing the buttons altogether? – RolandiXor Mar 12 '11 at 20:08
The look of the buttons. – John Mar 13 '11 at 1:58
You should be able to change the look of the buttons through a icon theme - – James Mar 16 '11 at 16:50
@James Gifford -- Make that an answer and I'll upvote it. – djeikyb Mar 20 '11 at 16:48
@djeikyb Done. :) – James Mar 21 '11 at 23:34

How to change the look of the buttons through an icon theme:

  1. Head to Gnome-Art or Gnome-look and find yourself an icon theme you like.
  2. To install the icon theme, head to Appearance settings and hit the "Install" button.

Appearance settings

  1. Select the .tar.bz2 file in the "Open File" dialog to install it.
  2. Now, select the theme you're using as your base (I'm using the Ambient theme here), select "Customize", and then select the "Icons" tab - choose the icon set that you installed earlier, and you're done!

Please note that you might have to logout and log back in for the icons to fully take effect - that's what I had to do

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