How to change window border in Gnome

Asked by Mannex on 2011-02-06

This should be trivial, but I cannot seem to locate any place to change the window border width. I am running Gnome 2.32.0 and have looked in gconf and in the theme xml files, but can't seem to find anything that specifies window border width. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Do you mean the to pbar with close, minimize and maximize?

Mannex (russ-mannex) said : #2

I mean the width of the edge of the window: i.e. the right and left edge. They appear to be about three pixels or so. There is a registry entry in evil Windows to do it, so I figured there'd be something similar in gconf, but unable to locate it.

System > Preferences > Appearance > Theme > Customize > Window Border

If you're interested in technical details, see

Mannex (russ-mannex) said : #4

Not what I was looking for. I don't see anything in that dialog that allows me to change the width. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks.

Mannex (russ-mannex) said : #5

My mistake. This is NOT solved.

If selecting a different theme (one with thicker window borders) does not satisfy your needs, then it appears you'll need to manually edit your theme's .xml file and increase the border thickness, as described in I recommend backing up this .xml file first.

If you have any trouble doing this, please feel free to post again.

Mannex (russ-mannex) said : #7

That is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks! That's another 6-pack I owe 'ya!

Mannex (russ-mannex) said : #8

Thanks Eliah Kagan, that solved my question.