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slkamath
June 27th, 2013, 04:10 PM
Hi all,

As I wanted to know how to make the icons smaller in UBUNTU Side bar or Dock or Launcher.


Lokesh Kamath

dino99
June 27th, 2013, 05:34 PM
use gnome-tweak-tools or dconf

grahammechanical
June 27th, 2013, 07:53 PM
It would help if you told us what version of Ubuntu you are using. There are different ways of doing this becuse each version of Ubuntu has an improved version of Unity. I will assume that you are using 13.04. The same method might be also be used on 12.10 but I know it is not the way to do it on 12.04.

Open System Settings>Appearance and you will find a slider that adjusts the Launcher Icon size. For 12.04 you have to install Compiz Configuration Settings Manager. But I have not used 12.04 for more than a year so I cannot give exact directions on how to do it on 12.04.

Regards.

slkamath
June 28th, 2013, 12:33 AM
Thanks for the reply.

My Ubuntu is 12.04 LTS.

Lokesh Kamath

entropy1
June 28th, 2013, 03:52 AM
Interestingly, in 13.04, if you use CompizConfig Settings Manager > Desktop > Ubuntu Unity Plugin > Launcher, you can set the Launcher Icon Size as small as 8. With System Settings > Appearance, the minimum you can set is 32.

slkamath
July 2nd, 2013, 04:54 AM
Interestingly, in 13.04, if you use CompizConfig Settings Manager > Desktop > Ubuntu Unity Plugin > Launcher, you can set the Launcher Icon Size as small as 8. With System Settings > Appearance, the minimum you can set is 32.



in system setting i am not getting. that option. I was getting previously. but recently i formated the hard disk from that time on wards my launcher icons are 48 in size. for reference i included the screen shot of system settings appearance screen.

Lokesh Kamath244315

entropy1
July 2nd, 2013, 05:36 AM
The option to change the launcher size appears only when using the Unity desktop. See attached screenshots, the first using Unity and the second using Cinnamon. Both screenshots are with Ubuntu 12.04.

slkamath
July 2nd, 2013, 08:20 AM
The option to change the launcher size appears only when using the Unity desktop. See attached screenshots, the first using Unity and the second using Cinnamon. Both screenshots are with Ubuntu 12.04.

I was also getting before formating the system, after formating i am not getting.

Lokesh Kamath

rrnbtter
July 10th, 2013, 09:45 AM
Greetings,
Install CompizConfigManager. Open CompizConfigManager. Open the Ubuntu Unity Plugin. Choose Launcher. Scroll down to Launcher Size and set it to whatever size you want. The Launcher should respond to the setting immediately as you change the value. Exit CompizConfigManager

howefield
July 10th, 2013, 09:59 AM
I was also getting before formating the system, after formating i am not getting.

Just wondering if you are now on Unity 2D, as that would mean you wouldn't see the resize launcher icons option in the appearance tab in system settings.

su:bhatta
July 10th, 2013, 10:01 AM
Hi, give Unity tweak tool a try....

howefield
July 10th, 2013, 10:28 PM
Hi, give Unity tweak tool a try....

For 12.04, are you sure ? :)

su:bhatta
July 11th, 2013, 06:57 AM
For 12.04, are you sure ? :)

Uh-oh... Missed out on #4, really sorry...