# Adjust vertical alignment in footline of beamer

Using the beamer class: When I put the page number in the footline next to a navigation icon they align on the bottom of their bounding box. Unfortunately the navigation bounding box is bigger than my text so they end up at different heights. But I would like to align them center in order to get them on the same height. I tried to shift the sheet numbers up a bit in various ways I could think of, but I failed.

(Allmost)-minimal working example:

\documentclass{beamer}

\setbeamercolor{footlinecolor}{fg=white,bg=black}   %set color of footline
\setbeamercolor{navigation symbols}{fg=red}     %this is ignored somehow

%define custom footline
\setbeamertemplate{footline}{
\begin{beamercolorbox}[ht=1.6cm,wd=\paperwidth]{footlinecolor}
\vspace{1.1cm}
\hfill
\fbox{
}
\fbox{
}
\end{beamercolorbox}
}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}{Introduction}
Lorum Ipsum
\end{frame}
\end{document}

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Ah just found the answer: Put both elements in their own minipage and give them the [c] option:

\setbeamertemplate{footline}{
\begin{beamercolorbox}[ht=1.6cm,wd=\paperwidth]{footlinecolor}
\vspace{1.1cm}
\hfill
\begin{minipage}[c]{2cm}