View Full Version : Smallest application-icons size in unity-launcher possible?

November 5th, 2011, 03:06 PM
Hello everyone,

I'm considering to switch from a mac- to a ubuntu-desktop. From the mac I'm reconize the unity-launcher-principle. At the mac it's called 'dock'. It works very fine. At the screenshot below, you see I can display the application-icons in the dock as very small. And so my question is, how small can you display the application-icons in the unity-launcher?

Also with ubuntu, I guess it's more comfortable to use smaller application-icons. Because with the foldable icons I've seen, there is less overview.

Allready thanks for the answers.
Kind regards from the Netherlands. ;)


November 5th, 2011, 03:37 PM
The smallest is 32bits.

November 5th, 2011, 04:07 PM
The smallest is 32bits.

To make this more visible to me: Can I display the application-icons at the about the same size as I do now at my mac (see my screenshot).

And is it also possible to limit the dark-grey area to only the area where the application-icons are displayed, like I do at my mac (again: see my screenshot). Because that's what's I'm used to at my mac.

Behind the applications-icons in the unity-launcher I see also coloured square's: With firefox it's orange; with banshee it's blue.
Is it possible to replace those coloured squares, and use the dark-grey of the launcher?


November 5th, 2011, 06:53 PM
32bit is pretty small but probably not as small as the icons in your pic.

You can turn the color of the icon backgrounds off.

November 5th, 2011, 08:25 PM
Moved from Ubuntu Testimonials and Experience (which is not for support questions) to Desktop Environments forum.

November 10th, 2011, 08:33 PM
I also would like to see smaller icons available in the launcher.
I have one machine which has only a small monitor used for a specific purpose.
It works well with 11.10 but the icon size is out of proportion to the desktop real estate. Nothing at all wrong with the function - just the appearance of the icons on a machine which is seen and used by a wide range of people.
Where are the icons kept? Would it be possible to edit them to a smaller size using Gimp or similar?


Frogs Hair
November 10th, 2011, 09:03 PM
In unity 3D 32 pixels is the smallest option and the adjustment is in the Ubuntu Unity Plug-in located in the CCSM . Unity 2D works differently has no such adjustments , but you can add an auto-hide option with this application . http://marianochavero.wordpress.com/2011/10/14/unity-2d-settings-ui-for-ubuntu-11-10-oneiric-ocelot/