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    Default How to customize Gnome application menu

    I am trying to find out how to completely manipulate the old style gnome menu. This includes color, font, size, and what's in the menu. The menu editor only allows for editing the current menu contents not how it looks. Can any guide me?

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    Default Re: How to customize Gnome application menu

    Quote Originally Posted by cobbds
    I am trying to find out how to completely manipulate the old style gnome
    menu. This includes color, font, size, and what's in the menu. The menu
    editor only allows for editing the current menu contents not how it
    looks. Can any guide me?
    Hi
    Have a look at the control center and the appearance section for fonts
    etc, then there is also gconf-editor.

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    Default Re: How to customize Gnome application menu

    Hi cobbds,

    1) Go to .themes folder (its a hidden folder) in your home directory and go to the folder corresponding to your current theme. Open gtkrc file.

    2) Add this at the top of the file: gtk-icon-sizes = "panel-menu=32,32"
    This will make the icons in menu 32px size. Change it to whatever you want.

    3) Below that add: gtk-font-name = "panel-menu=Sans 14"
    This will make the menu text font Sans 14...again change it to your likes.

    4) Changing menu colors is a bit painful. But dont worry just install gnome color chooser GNOME-Look.org
    It gives you complete control over colors. Before installing make sure gcc/gcc++, kernel sources and make are installed.

    p.s- if you dont see the effects immediately just select another theme and come back to the current theme

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