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Author Topic: VL 7.1 panel preference  (Read 3020 times)

overthere

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VL 7.1 panel preference
« on: August 31, 2014, 03:59:56 am »

The elementary-VL theme in Vector 7.1 is nice and also compliments the wallpaper in VLocity 2.2.6 imho, although a stylistic prerogative, I do not like the line across the panel when row size is increased over 24 in panel preferences. This is due (as far as I can tell) to the image "panel-dark.png" in /usr/share/themes/elementary-VL/gtk-2.0/apps/xfce-panel being 1x24 pixels. If you want to have the blended look without the line ( which appears due to duplication) you can open the image in gimp, select image/scale image and increase the height to 36 or 48 (this increases the width to 2)...click scale and export the image.

I copied the 1x24 image to /home and opened in gimp then exported from gimp to /home, overwriting with 2x36. I then renamed the original image as root for back up and added the new 2x36 panel-dark.png to the folder. I then log out and back in and have a blended panel with out the line until I increase the row size in panel preferences over 36 and so on. you can also edit the blend for a more dramatic effect to suit your preference. perhaps of no interest but I had fun figureing it out. small things amuse and what not.

Before

https://www.dropbox.com/s/oleck7vjifk4qm9/panel1.png?dl=0

After

https://www.dropbox.com/s/84ltu4ujg32wvsp/panel2.png?dl=0

stronger blend

https://www.dropbox.com/s/inx3duv89jog2wj/panel3.png?dl=0

did not see shutterbug in repository to highlight the area for pics, so kinda hard to see what I'm talking about
« Last Edit: August 31, 2014, 04:09:20 am by overthere »
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sledgehammer

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Re: VL 7.1 panel preference
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2014, 09:58:32 am »

cool.
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