how 2 adjust: size of spacers both sides of clock; size of menu buttons; message in upper left corner

Asked by My name on 2014-06-24

Is it possible to adjust any of the following elements of the bar that goes across the top?:

size of the spacers on both sides of the clock in the center
              (because if I make my font to big it pushes the menu buttons off the screen)

size of the menu buttons in the upper right corner
              (because I'd like to have a bigger target to click)

text of the message in upper left corner
             (as is it says "ubuntu")

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Andrew P. (kalgasnik) said : #1

Answer depends on version of greeter.

#1. Must be fixed in latest version.
#2. I don't know proper way to make these icons bigger.
#3. Label "ubuntu" is host name of your computer.

Each panel item controlled by "indicators" key in "/etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf" file.
Default value:

Panel without host label (if you want to remove it):

You can place own text at any position in panel, use "~~my text" format for it:
indicators=~~some text;~spacer;~clock;~spacer;~session;~language;~a11y;~power

You need latest (from daily ppa) version to use these features.

My name (plmalternate) said : #2

Thank you much! I haven't gotten the PPA to give me a newer version yet, but I suspect I may have been trying with the wrong one. Just noticed that word "daily". I'll poke about and find it.

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