# Move Navigation Symbols (and Section Names) Up in the Beamer Class

I have the following minimal working example, which produces a set of slides with the navigation symbols a bit to close to the next graphical segment for my taste. I would like to move them up a bit, perhaps by ~.2em — any idea how I can do this?

I have consulted the beamerclass documentation, and apparently these symbols are called “mini frames”, but none of the available options seem to control their vertical positioning.

\documentclass[xcolor=table,aspectratio=169,dvipsnames,english]{beamer}
\usepackage{bm}
\usepackage{color}

% Custom beamer styling and colors
\setbeamersize{text margin left=0.8em,text margin right=0.8em}

\usecolortheme[RGB={199,199,199}]{structure}
\usetheme{Dresden}

\title[subtitle]{title}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\titlepage
\end{frame}
\section{Introduction}
\subsection{Key concerns}
\begin{frame}{Raw Data Recourse}
\begin{itemize}
\item Required for data integration (e.g. multi-center studies) and data reuse.
\item Prevents undocumented “fixes”, such as:
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}
\section{Workflow}
\subsection{Features and overview}
\begin{frame}{Repositing Strucure}
\begin{itemize}
\item Bruker Paravision directory structure is automatically resolved
\item Corresponding text files are automatically queried for BIDS fields
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


Based on the definitions in the file beamerouterthememiniframes.sty you can create your own headline template.

In the original template \vskip2pt\insertnavigation{\paperwidth}\vskip2pt is used:

You can modify it according to your needs \vskip1pt\insertnavigation{\paperwidth}\vskip3pt:

or \vskip0pt\insertnavigation{\paperwidth}\vskip4pt:

Here is the full exmple code in which I have highlighted the important line with %<-----:

\documentclass[xcolor=table,aspectratio=169,dvipsnames,english]{beamer}
\usepackage{bm}
\usepackage{color}

% Custom beamer styling and colors
\setbeamersize{text margin left=0.8em,text margin right=0.8em}

\usecolortheme[RGB={199,199,199}]{structure}
\usetheme{Dresden}

\makeatletter
{%
\end{beamercolorbox}
\end{beamercolorbox}%
\ifbeamer@theme@subsection%
\end{beamercolorbox}
\begin{beamercolorbox}[ht=2.5ex,dp=1.125ex,%
\end{beamercolorbox}%
\fi%
\end{beamercolorbox}
}
\makeatother

\title[subtitle]{title}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\titlepage
\end{frame}
\section{Introduction}
\subsection{Key concerns}
\begin{frame}{Raw Data Recourse}
\end{frame}
\end{document}