I was wondering how to do it smaller than 50%... Checking the other 2 posts:

How do I scale the enormously sized desktop icons on Ubuntu 18.04?


How to scale desktop icons in 18.04

There we have a solution... The problem is that when scaling using the file manager nautilus, I can only go down to 50%. And that's still super big...

I remember from previous distros that I could go down to 33% (or even less if I remember correctly...). I checked gnome-extensions but no luck there.

Thanks for your help!



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As the user CSManic explains in this Unix & Linux Stack Exchange answer, Nautilus' minimum icon size is hardcoded, so you'd need to download the source code, modify the file nautilus-icon-info.h and then (re)compile and (re)install the application.

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