Anyone knows if Unity has a way to scale down all indicator icons to have the same height? This big icons are very annoying.


scale indicator icons

  • No, I'm pretty sure there is not. It's up to the developer afaik. – Seth Jul 3 '14 at 21:50

No, actually they are in the same height: 22 px. But free spaces on PNGs or SVGs make the icon look smaller.

For example, the left-side picture is the wi-fi indicator icon which have free spaces above and below. Removing those spaces make it look bigger (the right-side one), however it’s in the same height:

wi-fi wifi-edited

If you want to have smaller icons, you should manually add spaces around them in PNG/SVG files only to make them look smaller.

For example, for PNG you can:

  1. open the file in GIMP (which is available on Software Center);
  2. scale the image down to 18 px from Image > Scale image;
  3. scale the canvas up to 22 px from Image > Canvas size (click on Center button to set your icon in the middle) – now you have 2 px free from each side;
  4. save the file as PNG from File > Export;
  5. replace the icon with PNG you’ve created.
  • Yes, I can do this. But some icons are hardcoded.. so the best alternative is to ask the developer to update them. This can take a looong time.. :(. – leoheck Jul 8 '14 at 2:14
  • I guess you can replace any icon on /usr/share/icons or take your custom one to ~/.icons on your home. – AliNâ Jul 8 '14 at 14:19

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