View Full Version : [ubuntu] Cinnamon Taskbar SIze & menu translation

August 28th, 2012, 04:53 PM
Hi All,

i have installed Cinnamon desktop manager on my 12.04 box.

Nice look, nice function but 2 issues...

1) the size of the taskbar (bottom position) is too small for my monitor resolution (i have 26" with 19201080).

2) some voice of start menu have not been translated, remained in English. I tried to download the italian language pack...KO.


1) Is it possible to resize the taskbar? If yes...how?

2) Is it possible to translate all the menu? If yes...how?


August 29th, 2012, 01:33 PM

open the terminal and put the command

sudo gedit /usr/share/cinnamon/theme/cinnamon.css

then, search for this following section:

#panel {
color: #ffffff;
background-color: #555555;
font-size: 12pt;
font-weight: normal;
height: 32px;

so, i have modified both "font size" (12px - was originally 8.5px) and "height" (32px - was originally 25px)

in case of other themes search for home/.themes folder and edit the "theme name" css

looking like this following lines

#panel {
background-gradient-direction: vertical;
background-gradient-start: rgba(39,39,39,0.7);
background-gradient-end: rgba(21,21,21,0.7);
border: 1px solid rgba(0,0,0,0.6);
box-shadow: 0px 0px 3px 2px rgba(11,11,11,0.5);
border-top: 0px;
border-left: 0px;
border-right: 0px;
color: #eee;
font-size: 9.5pt;
font-weight: bold;
height: 2em;

for the status icon:

.system-status-icon {
icon-size: 1.15em;

This is best fit for my eyes :lolflag:

see ya!