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Inoki-Sakaeru's avatar
Inoki-SakaeruStudent Digital Artist

I've got a question, hope you can help,

I've been googling for quite a while for a remedy on how to adjust the panel's notification area in Xfce to allow icons in the tray/notification area more space, so they are not too tight on one another. I was told, that this has to be edited in the Gtk file of the theme, yet I cannot seem to find the right strings, thus would appreciate your help.

lassekongo83's avatar
Depends on what theme you use.

For my themes Zukitwo and Zukiwi.

The first you'll see when you open that file is this:
xthickness = 4 # The spacing (padding) inside and between applets. Add a lower value for a more compact look.
Change 4 to a higher number. In other themes it may be located in the gtkrc file. Style classes can vary between themes. But this will fix it in my themes anyways.

Unfortunately there's a design miss by the XFCE devs. When that number is higher the icons in the panel will become smaller.
Inoki-Sakaeru's avatar
Inoki-SakaeruStudent Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for your prompt response. I've been searching for this for so long, I have no idea why people who also knew never responded or evaded the response. Says a lot about their character.