Since I upgraded from Gnome 3.14 to Gnome 3.16, I have noticed that my icons in Nautilus have started eating a lot more than they used to, and have got really fat, is there any way now to decrease their size (maybe by altering their diet)?

This is what I mean, they are just too big, how do I shrink these fatties back to normal size?:

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OS Information:

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 15.04
Release:    15.04
Codename:   vivid
  • in Ubuntu 16.04 there is no such option as the ui was...heavy simplified Nautilus 3.16/3.18 support only "small" value for leftmost position of zoom slider and the small means 48x48px Hope it will be fixed – George Bungarzescu Jan 11 '16 at 8:15

You could try putting them on a diet, however this may work better than that: ;-)

  1. Open the Preferences menu via the Files menu

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  2. Set the Default zoom level to Small

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  3. Close the Nautilus Window and open another one


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  • :D Good one! +1 – Fabby Aug 7 '15 at 17:42

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