# Is it possible to get rid of the bullets in the miniframes outer theme

I actually like the bullets shown when using \useoutertheme{miniframes}, but for the long talk I have to give there are just ridiculously many.

Is it possible to keep the same theme and just removing the bullets, and then displaying slide numbers instead?

Here is a minimal example:

\documentclass[compress, final]{beamer}
\usetheme[height=0mm]{Rochester}
\usecolortheme{dolphin}
\useinnertheme{rectangles}
\useoutertheme[footline=empty, subsection=true]{miniframes}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}{Test frame}
\begin{block}<+->{Block}
Beamer is cool
\end{block}
\end{frame}

\end{document}

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Note: Cross post with LaTeX Community because of urgent question. latex-community.org/forum/… –  Ingo May 3 '11 at 19:31

You can modify the headline. For example:

\setbeamertemplate{headline}
{%
\begin{beamercolorbox}[ht=3.5ex,dp=1.125ex,%
\end{beamercolorbox}%
\end{beamercolorbox}
\begin{beamercolorbox}[ht=2.5ex,dp=1.125ex,%

This is very similar to miniframes headline but it uses \insertsectionhead instead of \insertnavigation which includes those bullets.
Okay, I figured out how: \insertsectionnavigationhorizontal{\textwidth}{}{}, maybe you can include this in your answer, although it is not aligned to the left and right to match the sub-section properly. Any idea? –  Ingo May 4 '11 at 7:58