Does anybody know how to reduce this white space - distance on nemo or nautilus between the folders? It's getting ridiculous! I've enlarged the thumbnails from dconf-editor and I also use compact mode, which seems kind of messy. The folders are tiny and have a lot of space between them.

In the attachment picture you see one folder takes all over the screen there's sure space for more! Can I edit the source code or something for the file manager, forcing it to use a bigger icons for the folders? Is there a better solution?!

  • I am not sure why, but the spacing behaves better when setting org>nemo>icon-view>labels-beside-icons to true in dconf-editor. – mondjunge Jun 8 '15 at 12:28
  • Nautilus 3.16 has this feature. – A.B. Jun 8 '15 at 13:03
  • how can I update to 3.16 does it work with cinnamon? – Fivos Jun 8 '15 at 13:47

You need to zoom out.

Use Ctrl + Scroll to zoom in and out, like you would do on a webpage.

You might also prefer listview - at the top click the icon that looks like this: . It will look like this instead:

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  • Thanks for replying but zooming surely doesn't fix my problem. Is there something possible for icon view and without text besides icon , like a normal folder thumbnail without unnecessary spacing. – Fivos Jun 8 '15 at 12:33
  • Here's what folder besides folder looks like when zooming out. After this point they become tiny. There's space here enough to fit double of the folders imgur.com/UAfzBXz – Fivos Jun 8 '15 at 12:38
  • That seems to be as compact as they go. – Tim Jun 8 '15 at 12:53

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