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Re: [trinity-users] 14.0.4 titlebar icon/button sizes too small

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 04:19:55 -0500
E. Liddell composed on 2017-01-11 07:01 (UTC-0500):

> On Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:02:47 -0500 Felix Miata wrote:

>> E. Liddell composed on 2017-01-10 07:17 (UTC-0500):

>>> On Tue, 10 Jan 2017 03:09:42 -0500 Felix Miata wrote:
>> ...
>>>> Surely there must be a way to enlarge titlebar buttons, but how?

>>> It isn't a general option, but there are a couple of specific window decoration sets that will let
>>> you resize those buttons.  Go to  appearance & themes -> window decorations and select
>>> either "Glow" or "Smooth Blend".  Note that in order to adjust the button size upward in the
>>> latter, you must first adjust the size of the titlebar itself, as it caps the buttons at titlebar - 4 px.

>> In openSUSE 13.2 and 42.1 and in Jessie on my own host gx780, the offerings are:

>> B II
>> KDE 2
>> Keramik
>> Laptop
>> Modern System
>> Plastik
>> Quartz
>> Redmond
>> Web

>> What package(s) provide Glow and Smooth Blend?

> twin-styles under tdeartwork, from the looks of it.  Not sure what the exact package
> names for you would be (I'm on Gentoo).

I tried on a *bunutu installation. Those were missing there too, so I installed 
these packages:


and then was able in Window Decorations to get bigger icons using Smooth Blend. :-)

Unfortunately, in both Glow and Smooth Blend, those icons provide almost no 
contrast with the titlebar's background color, which virtually eliminates any 
advantage over the tiny Plastik defaults' better foreground color and thus 
contrast. :-(
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