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[Solved] Window Decorations
« on: August 28, 2016, 11:30:39 am »
I'm new to XFCE and can't seem to enlarge the Window Decorations for my old eyes.  Can someone point me in the right direction.  Peppermint 7 is really fast.  I like what I've seen.

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Re: Window Decorations
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2016, 11:37:09 am »
Window decorations are in the Peppermint Control Center

menu > Preferences > Peppermint Control Center

Then change the "Theme" on the "Window Manager" tab
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Re: Window Decorations
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2016, 11:55:49 am »
Window decorations are in the Peppermint Control Center

menu > Preferences > Peppermint Control Center

Then change the "Theme" on the "Window Manager" tab
I was hoping to keep Peppermint-7 Dark and just enlarge the Window Decorations.  I suspect this isn't possible?

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Re: Window Decorations
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2016, 12:12:15 pm »
Not without modifying the theme I'm afraid.
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Re: Window Decorations
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2016, 12:29:36 pm »
I was hoping to keep Peppermint-7 Dark and just enlarge the Window Decorations.  I suspect this isn't possible?

AFAIK, it isn't possible to change the wm chrome sizes in Xenial OOTB -- the font size, yes, but not the decorations.

You may be able to do it by installing compiz and using ccsm (I haven't tried compiz in P7).  You can change almost anything with that combo, but it's going to require a lot of trial and errror.  And, if you mess up one thing in the config, you'll end up black screening and have to fix it in a fallback session.

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Re: Window Decorations
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2016, 12:30:36 pm »
Not without modifying the theme I'm afraid.

That would be the safest route !   ;)

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Re: Window Decorations
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2016, 11:37:03 pm »
Hi all

Instead of trying to alter the windows decoration why not try to magnify a small section of the window.  I have not installed/investigated this fully but it has favorable responses on forums etc.  It may suit your needs.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/magnifier/files/

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Re: Window Decorations
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2016, 12:27:41 pm »
I think I found the answer.  Under Customize Look and Feel I left the theme as Peppermint 7 Dark.  Under Peppermint Control Center I chose default under Window Manager.  There Window Controls can be changed.  What looks the best is 'Default'.  Somewhat bigger which I can live with.  The other choices seem to distort the window title font.  So I'm happy.

I do appreciate the timely responses everyone gave me.

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Re: [Solved] Window Decorations
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2016, 01:53:17 pm »
Great !  Glad you got it sorted.   :)