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I just upgraded to 18.04 from 16.04. I am using gnome-shell, gnome-ubuntu-desktop. After upgrading the icon size on desktop are very large.

icon size

I am unable to find my option to decrease the size in preferences. How do I decrease it?

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  1. Open Files (aka Nautilus)
  2. Grid view: Change your icon view from "list" to "grid" first by clicking the button next to the hamburger menu.

    screenshot

  3. Zoom out: Click on the hamburger menu (three-horizontal-lined button at top-right) and decrease the icon size by clicking the "zoom out" button (or Ctrl+-).

This should also reduce the size of the icons in your desktop.

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You can also resize icons by right clicking on each icons and select resize. Then you resize it up to a certain allowed minimum.

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    Neat... even though this answer doesn't really help the OP's issue as well as the accepted answer, I really like this feature. – Johano Fierra Jun 8 '18 at 0:09
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In case you have a wheel mouse

Open Nautilus and click on the show directory as symbols icon (middle of the button on the top-right of nautilus's window) an press Ctrl+Scroll Mouse up/down.

  • Thank you! ... how to disable that keybinding? – user1133275 Sep 11 '18 at 18:00

protected by N0rbert Sep 16 '18 at 20:50

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