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I have searched several hours, but did not find an answer yet:

changing the size of the gnome panel menu (the Applications menu that is provided by Main Menu and Menu Bar applets, that is.) in Gnome Fallback Mode / Classic Panel (which is a fork GFBM)

in classic gnome, I can change the icon size (and thus the dimension of the whole menu, thats what I am after) via these entries in .gtkrc

gtk-icon-sizes = "gtk-menu=16,16:gtk-button=16,16:gtk-dnd=16,16:panel-menu=16,16:panel=16,16:gtk-dialog=16,16:gtk-small-toolbar=16,16:"

now I looked into the gtk-icon-sizes entry in gnome3/gtk3 documentation, and panel-menu=16,16:panel=16,16 seem to be missing in version 3. putting these into ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini thus did not help either.

I figureed out that the style settings for fallback mode is in /apps/gnome-panel.css , but I did not see anything releated to size there, just color.

does anybody have a clue how to accomplish that?

thanks in advance

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ok got it [Settings] gtk-icon-sizes = panel-menu-bar=16,16:panel-menu=16,16 – c3sso Jan 4 '12 at 15:42

As per your comment:

gtk-icon-sizes = panel-menu-bar=16,16:panel-menu=16,16
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Worked Like A Charm... But it needed a bit of elbow grease :-) I made a the following folder/file and added the above [setting] and got it to work. .config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini I bet I could tweak the interface even further using the gnome-color-chooser – user133417 Feb 20 '13 at 18:46
I tried gtk-button=16,16:gtk-small-toolbar=16,16:. But it didn't work.The most annoying things in GTK3 are those big bubbly buttons & toolbars. Hoe can I re-size them? Using Gnome color chooser? Is it hard-codded in gtk3 widgets? – Khurshid Alam Feb 21 '13 at 9:17
where exactly I can find this file? – Ayush Goyal Oct 17 '13 at 7:05
@AyushGoyal ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini – James Oct 17 '13 at 12:53

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