I can't seem to figure out how to make the width of a Button smaller.

I tried change the first 26 below to a number like 10. But it doesn't seem to effect the width of the button. There seems to be a minimum size and won't let me make it any smaller. Can anyone help?

Button["C", Print[10!], ImageSize -> {26, 26}]
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    $\begingroup$ What is your operating system and Mathematica version? I can use any button size on Linux. $\endgroup$ – ybeltukov Dec 2 '15 at 11:54
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    $\begingroup$ On Windows it works fine too. $\endgroup$ – Kuba Dec 2 '15 at 11:58
  • $\begingroup$ This is strange. I typed in the exact same code. The height of my buttons change like yours but not the width. Any ideas? $\endgroup$ – Michael McCain Dec 2 '15 at 12:01
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    $\begingroup$ Oops missed that. I'm running OS X 10.11.1 using Mathematica 10.3. $\endgroup$ – Michael McCain Dec 2 '15 at 12:08
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    $\begingroup$ So I have a fix... if I change the appearance to "Palette" it works fine. I would have it appear as a button, but this will do unless anyone has any suggestions. $\endgroup$ – Michael McCain Dec 2 '15 at 12:15

Button Width cannot be minimized beyond a certain point when using an appearance of "Button". Consider using the appearance of "Pallete" to get smaller widths.


You can fake a button with a click pane, which will give complete control over appearance and has (almost) the same behavior as a button.

button =
  With[{size = {15, 30}},
      {EdgeForm[Black], FaceForm[], 
       Rectangle[{0, 0}, size, RoundingRadius -> Scaled[.2]],
       Text["C", size/2]},
      ImageSize -> size]];

ClickPane[button, Print[10!] &]



  • $\begingroup$ The problem may be the lack of Method option $\endgroup$ – Kuba Dec 2 '15 at 14:04
  • $\begingroup$ @Kuba. That could be a problem, but not with the example the OP gives. $\endgroup$ – m_goldberg Dec 2 '15 at 14:18
  • $\begingroup$ Yep, just wanted to point that out. $\endgroup$ – Kuba Dec 2 '15 at 14:21
Table[Button["C", Print[10!], ImageSize -> {k, k}], {k, 10, 50, 10}]

Seems to work for me ! I am using 10.3

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  • $\begingroup$ Looks like a comment not an answer. $\endgroup$ – Kuba Dec 2 '15 at 11:57
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, but I couldn't see where I could upload an image inside comments. $\endgroup$ – Lotus Dec 2 '15 at 11:59

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