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Fix large Eclipse tabs and menu bar in Ubuntu

June 6th, 2010 by Atul Sharma

Run following command in terminal to edit .gtkrc-2.0 file in your home directory:

$ gedit ~/.gtkrc-2.0

Copy paste below in .gtkrc file and save :

style "gtkcompact" {
GtkButton::default_border={0,0,0,0}
GtkButton::default_outside_border={0,0,0,0}
GtkButtonBox::child_min_width=0
GtkButtonBox::child_min_heigth=0
GtkButtonBox::child_internal_pad_x=0
GtkButtonBox::child_internal_pad_y=0
GtkMenu::vertical-padding=1
GtkMenuBar::internal_padding=0
GtkMenuItem::horizontal_padding=4
GtkToolbar::internal-padding=0
GtkToolbar::space-size=0
GtkOptionMenu::indicator_size=0
GtkOptionMenu::indicator_spacing=0
GtkPaned::handle_size=4
GtkRange::trough_border=0
GtkRange::stepper_spacing=0
GtkScale::value_spacing=0
GtkScrolledWindow::scrollbar_spacing=0
GtkTreeView::vertical-separator=0
GtkTreeView::horizontal-separator=0
GtkTreeView::fixed-height-mode=TRUE
GtkWidget::focus_padding=0
}
class "GtkWidget" style "gtkcompact"

Restart Eclipse – tab size and menu bar height should now be fine.

I have tried this in Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.04 – should work for other distros as well.

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2 Responses to “Fix large Eclipse tabs and menu bar in Ubuntu”

  1. betuxt says:

    This works beautifully. Thanks!

  2. georgevl says:

    Many thanks… works great.

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