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    11.10 - Decrease launcher icon size? Increase number of Workspaces?

    The questions are in the post title, and I'd appreciate a little help!

    Q1: How do you decrease the size of the icons in the Launcher (the vertical bar on the left of the desktop)?
    (and, while we're at it, how do you make the Launcher disappear unless the mouse is over it?)

    Q2: The default number of Workspace is four, arranged in a 2x2 matrix.
    How can I increase this to 12, arranged in two rows of six Workspaces?

    Thanks in advance, K

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    Re: 11.10 - Decrease launcher icon size? Increase number of Workspaces?

    Install compizconfg-settings-manager and use the Unity plugin.

    Icon size is in the Experimental tab.

    Workspaces can be set in compiz settings manager also, General Options > Desktop Size.
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    Re: 11.10 - Decrease launcher icon size? Increase number of Workspaces?

    install compizconfig settings manager in the software centre

    then:

    in Dash (search)type cc and select compizconfig program

    compiz will open

    select desktop

    double click ubuntu unity plugin

    Experimental tab

    launcher icon size scroll bar to reduce size

    and while your in ccsm


    go back to behaviour tab and set hide - never dodge etc
    you can also change the transparency of the dock (opacity)
    Last edited by retchid; October 14th, 2011 at 10:01 AM.

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    Re: 11.10 - Decrease launcher icon size? Increase number of Workspaces?

    Thanks very much! I hadn't appreciated that Compiz needed to be installed.

    Why on earth wasn't ccsm included in 11.10??????

    Anyway, it also sorts out the answer to my Q about Workspaces - it's:
    Compiz Config Settings Manager => General Options => Desktop Size =>
    Horizontal Virtual Size: 6
    Vertical Virtual Size: 2
    Number of Desktops: 12

    [edit] BTW, After changing the Launcher icon size you need to log out and back in for it to take effect [/edit]
    Last edited by Kronalias; October 14th, 2011 at 10:21 AM.

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    Re: 11.10 - Decrease launcher icon size? Increase number of Workspaces?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kronalias View Post
    Thanks very much! I hadn't appreciated that Compiz needed to be installed.

    Why on earth wasn't ccsm included in 11.10??????
    I don't think ccsm has ever been included by default in Ubuntu, but then it never had a Unity plugin till 11.04

    At least it is only an apt-get away, and perhaps it'll make an appearance in 12.04

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    Re: 11.10 - Decrease launcher icon size? Increase number of Workspaces?

    Fair comment - apols, I sounded picky.

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    Re: 11.10 - Decrease launcher icon size? Increase number of Workspaces?

    I don't want to bring back the dead here, but this does not work for me. I can change the values, however the launcher does not change size.

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