It can not be changed through GNOME Tweak Tool, so anyone know the answer?


If you want a quick and dirty solution, simply edit


Of course this will likely get overwritten the next time you update your gnome-shell package.

The cleaner (but a bit more complex) way is to create you own (mini-)theme:


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    This no longer works (3.18). I realise the OP specified gnome 3.8, but comment is just so others like me don't think "oh, I wonder if it will work today..." :-) – artfulrobot Mar 24 '16 at 17:05

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