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How can I change the window shadow size for windows in the gnome shell?

I'm trying the shell out and I like it so far. I know it uses mutter rather than compiz so there's no ccsm that I'm used to.

But I understand you can configure almost everything within /usr/share/gnome-shell via css and js. Awesome

Anybody know where the window shadow line is?

  • little bump. Is it true that the mutter source needs to be edited for window shadows? – winchendonsprings Nov 13 '11 at 2:02
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You can only edit the Shell theme via /usr/share/gnome-shell, not the windows. As far as I know, you must edit the mutter source code, and this might become quite difficult if you don't know programming.

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  • There is nothing like CCSM (compiz config settings manager) yet for mutter that you know of? – winchendonsprings Nov 21 '11 at 20:03
  • Sorry, but I don't think there's a CCSM like Mutter settings manager :( – Alfredo Hernández Nov 21 '11 at 20:55
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(Not tested)

Edit the theme manually by adding the following to ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css:

.window-frame {box-shadow: 0px 0px 20px black;}

Use values to suit :)

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/gnome/comments/2achwa/tweaking_mutter_window_shadows/

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  • It makes no difference for me. – pts Mar 1 '18 at 14:21

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