I'm looking to see if I can reduce the height of the wingpanel in elementary OS Freya. I mean make the wingpanel smaller like normal wingpanel in elementary OS Luna.

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You can make the panel shorter by editing your system's stylesheet. If you haven't modified your system, the file you want to edit is /usr/share/themes/elementary/gtk-3.0/apps.css. You can adjust the height of the panel by reducing the padding in the selector .composited-indicator. The current version of the stylesheet doesn't style .composited-indicator directly, so you'll have to add a line for it.

.composited-indicator is a Gtk.MenuItem so it inherits all the style properties defined in /usr/share/themes/elementary/gtk-3.0/gtk-widgets.css under the selector .menu .menuitem

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