How to make icons in ubuntu smaller

Discussion in 'General Computer Chat' started by LainJeremy, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. LainJeremy

    LainJeremy New Member

    How to make icons in ubuntu smaller?
  2. UnholyVision

    UnholyVision Active Member

    Depends on what and how you want to edit the icons. Though here are some ways to do it.

    Using Gnome it all runs through the file managers icon sizes. You'll have to open up Nautilus and modify the settings under Preference. You can also right click an icon on the desktop, click Resize, and just change the size with the little tab thing that appears. Also, you can press and hold CTRL then move your mouse wheel on desktop for icon sizes.

    You can also use gconf and things like this to overall modify Gnome.
    Example: gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.icon-view default-zoom-level 'medium'

    As for editing the icons themselves, you can modify the .css file "/usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css" and change things in the theme itself. Of course you can always download other themes too. One thing I do say be careful when downloading Gnome themes and other plugins. There was a virus out there called, "Evil Gnome" that attacked anyone using the Gnome Desktop Environment that willingly installed it.

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