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    Natty: dash icon size and removing workspace switcher

    Hi all! I did my best to search for any solutions but came up empty-handed.

    Is it possible to reduce the size of the dash icons in Natty?
    They are unnecessarily massive for my taste. Please note that I am not talking about the launcher icons which can be resized in Tweak.

    Is it possible to remove the workspace switcher icon from the launcher? [solved]
    I've removed the places icons as per this thread and wouldn't mind removing this icon as well.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Natty: dash icon size and removing workspace switcher

    Install compiz:

    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

    Open Unity-Launcher (the ubuntu icon in top left of screen) and search for compizconfig settings manager.

    Scroll down to the "Desktop" section, and select "Ubuntu Unity Plugin". Next, click on the "Experimental" tab and then adjust the "Launcher icon size" slider until you get the size that you want.


    Not sure how to remove the Workspace Switcher icon, unfortunately.

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    Re: Natty: dash icon size and removing workspace switcher

    +1 !
    I think the dash needs some easy customization options and the icon size is ridiculous.

    @nnard1616 you're describing how to change the launcher icon size, not the dash icon size...

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    Re: Natty: dash icon size and removing workspace switcher

    Here's a site for more useful stuff:

    http://www.webupd8.org/2011/04/thing...nstalling.html

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    Re: Natty: dash icon size and removing workspace switcher

    Quote Originally Posted by nnard1616 View Post
    Here's a site for more useful stuff:

    http://www.webupd8.org/2011/04/thing...nstalling.html
    None of which answers either of my queries, nnard... (Actually, that post links to the thread I referred to for removing the places icons as a source. Not very useful, I'm afraid.)

    Thanks for reading my whole post, nourathar. I'll keep searching and checking here in case someone sorts something out.
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    Re: Natty: dash icon size and removing workspace switcher

    I have found a way to get the Workspace Switcher icon to no longer appear in the Unity launcher.

    First, open up a terminal and open gnome-panel by typing:
    Code:
    gnome-panel
    This launches the old gnome panel. Your gnome panel should have a Workspace Switcher on it, probably in a 2 X 2 grid pattern. (If you don't have a Workspace Switcher on the gnome-panel, right-click on the panel and add it.) Now right-click on the Workspace Switcher on the gnome-panel and select Preferences. Change the columns to 1 and the rows to 4. Now log out of Unity...then log back in. The switcher on the launcher will be gone.

    Now your desktop wall will be in a 1 X 4 grid, up to down...rather than side to side. But this all I've found to work. Changing to a 4 X 1 grid side to side will not remove the launcher switcher.

    NOTE: To get the Unity launcher switcher back, simply open the gnome-panel in terminal again, and go back to a 2 X 2 grid. Logout and log back in.
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    Re: Natty: dash icon size and removing workspace switcher

    You can also just change the setup of the workspaces here:
    "CompizConfig Settings Manager -> General Options -> Desktop Size"

    Greetings.

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    Re: Natty: dash icon size and removing workspace switcher

    I agree with all of you that the icons for dash are way too big. I could use it without my glass and be fine.

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    Red face Re: Natty: dash icon size and removing workspace switcher

    the dash icons are so big they won't all fit. I only see six and I know there are more.
    Please

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    Re: Natty: dash icon size and removing workspace switcher

    Quote Originally Posted by Version Dependency View Post
    I have found a way to get the Workspace Switcher icon to no longer appear in the Unity launcher.
    Worked like a charm!! Thank you. Marked as a solution in my original post.

    Anyone else have thoughts on changing the size of the dash icons?
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