I'd like to change the font size of the entries for each application listed by the "tasklist" plugin. Is there any way to do that?

I thought this site would help: https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-panel/tasklist . But it does not mention font sizing and also not the place of the config file.

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until 18.04

  • Open / Create ~/.gtkrc-2.0
    • Here you can set all kinds of specific styles
  • Insert the following code:

    style "window-buttons"
        font_name = "Arial 17"
        XfceTasklist::max-button-size = 32
  • restart your panel: xfce4-panel -r


  • style Window-Buttons is used by the widget(?) "Window-Buttons", which is the name for the tasklist. I found this information here
  • XfceTasklist::max-button-size = 32 changes the button size (if you miss that, text will be cropped on the top and bottom. Information here
  • If you want to change all sizes instead, see this link
  • General rc-file information is here

from 18.10

You need to use gtk3. I couldn't get it to work here, but apparently you use the file ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css Here is an information page (that doesen't work for me right now)

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