How can I resize the desktop icons?
They are too big. I tried to use the zoom out option in nautilus, but it didn't work
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Unfortunately, this is a limitation of
nautilus with the minimum size being
48px hard-coded within their software. The setting that control this is:
gsettings range org.gnome.nautilus.icon-view default-zoom-level
You can see by running this command it's already set to small, so it can't get smaller:
gsettings get org.gnome.nautilus.icon-view default-zoom-level
In order to get smaller icons you would have to actually recompile the code, at which point you basically won't be getting updates for
It's also worth mentioning that if customization is something you desire the Kubuntu flavor of Ubuntu based on KDE may interest you.
From Olek at
The command to change a single icon size is :
gio set /home/your_user/Desktop/your_file.xlsx metadata::icon-scale 1
scale can be changed for the one you wish.
1 is the smallest size icon.
To make it for all objects on your desktop you can create a simple bash script that will do it :
#!/bin/bash folder=$(echo ~)/Desktop/* for x in $folder; do echo "$x" gio set "$x" metadata::icon-scale 3 done killall caja
You have to kill caja in order to reload the new config.