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How does one change the default icon size for toolbar icons and such?

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By GNOME3 you mean gnome-shell? Right? – Manish Sinha Oct 25 '11 at 8:45
No, I mean Gnome 3. I want to change the icons in the Banshee toolbar (which have a system-set size). – Severo Raz Oct 26 '11 at 4:53

See this blog post:

Unfortunately, these system-wide changes are likely to be gone after the next update... To per-user changes, refer to this blog post:

(It is about Archlinux, but I think it is applicable)

Install user-theme extension for gnome-shell, then copy themes to your home folders as written, modify them as you like, and choose your new user-modified theme in the gnome-tweak-tool.

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