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    How can I change Unity panel size?

    I was wondering if there is a way to change the unity panel size and please don't tel me to change the font size because it only change the font size but doesn't the panel size.

    Mind you I'm visualy impaired, in gnome 2 classic I don't have such problem, please someone tell me there is a way, otherwise I'll have no other choice then to buy a copy of micro$oft.

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    Re: How can I change Unity panel size?

    Quote Originally Posted by Albinodrew View Post
    Otherwise I'll have no other choice then to buy a copy of micro$oft.
    You can also use Gnome-Shell (in Oneiric) or Gnome2 (in Natty) if Unity doesn't have the option.

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    Re: How can I change Unity panel size?

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/29553...onfigure-unity
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerUsers/U...cher_icon_size

    If you think that the only other option is to use Windows then do so, don't try and use it as a stick to beat people with so they help you.

    However there are other options you can take. I personally changed to xfce.

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    Re: How can I change Unity panel size?

    Sorry if you miss read me about micro$oft, I was showing how frustraded I am. Tried KDE on SUSE in 2004 before they change name to OpenSUSE, tried kubuntu last may, did not like it then and still don't, even consider going to a non-GUI, but I will have a look at xcfe

    Thanks.

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    Re: How can I change Unity panel size?

    You can change the size of the launcher by using the compizconfig-settings-manager package as described here:

    http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-cha...1-04natty.html

    The example makes the laucher smaller but it should work to make it larger too. It's worth a try. I'm suprised there's not a built in 'accessibility' feature for this.

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    Re: How can I change Unity panel size?

    That's the launcher (thing on the side), not the panel (thing on the top), unfortunately.

    There's some built-in accessibility features in Ubuntu such as Orca, which can magnify part of the screen and read things out. But a different distro would probably be a good idea in the time between now and Unity getting some of those features. Linux Mint, Debian and Xubuntu are some of Ubuntu's closest relatives if you like Ubuntu apart from this one problem.
    Last edited by Alwimo; September 16th, 2011 at 08:22 AM.

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    Re: How can I change Unity panel size?

    I've download xubuntu natty, put it on a USB key, it's a cool desktop, can adjust panel size and put it anywhere, cool
    Weather and globaltime superior to gnome.
    System monitor, CPU monitor, Net monitor, might not install gkrellm.

    Gonna investigate xfce a little more, since Ubuntu 11.10 will only have Unity and Unity-2d as session fallback (no gnome session fallback), I most likely switch to Xfce, after a few hours of testing, haven't found anything insurmountable,

    Thanks for pointing me in Xfce direction.

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    Re: How can I change Unity panel size?

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