I want to know how i can reduce the height of the top panel, i've search on google but i cant`t find an answer. Thanks!

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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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    hi, thanks for your reply, can you give me an example of the line that i have to add? i`m not good with code :(
    – Fernando
    Commented Sep 25, 2015 at 15:35
  • why do you tell all of that like we all know how to deal with this files... not anyone is experienced.. Commented Mar 24, 2018 at 17:30
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    I'm not the person who answered, but: in my opinion, if you don't understand the answer you are better of leaving the system as it is to avoid problems. Read about gtk theming if you are interested and then begin to tweak it when you know how to.
    – Eric G
    Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 21:11

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