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Resizing and Moving Desktop Icons

Postby Elthium on Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:55 pm

Hi all, done a few searches for this but can't seem to find anything. The "how to" doesn't seem to have an answer either. At the moment the "clean up by name" only seems to put the desktop icons in a vertical line up. I like arranging them horizontally at top of my screen but can't seem to find an option for it. Dragging them manually seems to drop them on top of each other.

Also, I can't find a way of making the desktop icons smaller.

If someone can point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Resizing and Moving Desktop Icons

Postby Husse on Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:58 am

In Nautilus (the file manager)
Edit > Preferences > Views (the first default tab) change Default zom level - that's it
Also this
http://gnome-hacks.org/hacks.html?id=8
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Re: Resizing and Moving Desktop Icons

Postby dnmint on Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:04 am

Where can I find Nautilus?
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Re: Resizing and Moving Desktop Icons

Postby rivenought on Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:54 am

Nautilus is the official name of your file manager. When you open your Home folder, you will be using Nautilus. You should be able to follow Husse's instructions from that point. Have fun.
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Re: Resizing and Moving Desktop Icons Solved

Postby dnmint on Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:24 am

Got it
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Re: Resizing and Moving Desktop Icons

Postby Elthium on Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:46 am

Thanks for the advice guys
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Re: Resizing and Moving Desktop Icons

Postby dnmint on Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:22 am

OhOh
I did that. The icons changed size but the icons in Desktop has disappeared - I had ddnmint as an icon
How to get them back?
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Re: Resizing and Moving Desktop Icons

Postby dnmint on Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:41 pm

I went to mint Desktop in Control center , tried to Apply Home ( tick the box), Still Home Iconis not appearing in Desktop.
Any advice?
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Re: Resizing and Moving Desktop Icons

Postby dnmint on Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:12 pm

I dragged & dropped. It seems to have worked. Why it went off beats me, though
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Re: Resizing and Moving Desktop Icons

Postby houndhen on Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:32 pm

Husse wrote:In Nautilus (the file manager)
Edit > Preferences > Views (the first default tab) change Default zom level - that's it
Also this
http://gnome-hacks.org/hacks.html?id=8


Running Mint 5 KDE. My default file manager is konqueror. I went to view, icon size, but that only dealt with konqueror, not the desktop. I would like to reduce the size of the desktop shortcut icons. I will continue looking while awaiting someone to steer me in the right direction.

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