View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Resizing Desktop Icons

May 19th, 2008, 10:49 AM
I must be missing something in the basic Ubuntu documentation, but I can't find a way to resize the desktop icons.

As a convert from WinXp, I'm looking to be able to pack lots of desktop icons on my screen(s), but can't find the way to do it.

Yes, I can make the icons smaller, but can't change the spacing.
What I want are smaller icons - closely spaced.

Downloading new icon themes doesn't seem to answer the problem.

Where should I be looking ?

May 19th, 2008, 11:05 AM
Open the file manager and go to "Edit" > "Preferences". Then, under "icon view", set the default zoom layout to 25%.

You can achieve the same thing by issuing the following command from a terminal:
gconftool --type string --set /apps/nautilus/icon_view/default_zoom_level "smallest"