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How do you add a little margin for icon space next to menu items in Unity bar menu? I'm trying to make menu items appear more consistently aligned when there are both menu items with/without icon in the menu. I'm talking about this

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I'm guessing this takes only few lines of changes in unity.css in /gtk-3.0/apps but I'm not sure what to change there. This is the default Ambience theme.

  • How did you achieved it in above image – atenz Aug 25 '12 at 11:21
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    I GIMP'ed it :) – Flint Aug 25 '12 at 11:25
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Not the clean solution you're looking for, but you could create an icon full of transparency.

It would accomplish the goal of consistent layout/indentation. Using transparency would also make it portable across themes.

  • +1 Great answer! also it is a cleaner way to do it, because an icon wont be affected if css was touched in the future. – JorgeArtware Jul 13 '13 at 3:26

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