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<SOLVED> Customized desktop icon sizing in LM18.2

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:04 pm
by thebeano
Hi,
I have upgraded to LM18.2 Cinnamon from 18.1 Cinnamon. On 18.1 i used the customized resizing feature for Desktop icons quite a bit as part of my personal desktop visual organization. I can no longer detect this feature in the drop down when right clicking on the icon. I have obviously spent quite some time looking through all relevant config options but - (unless i can't see the wood for the trees!) - to no avail.
I do notice that a right click to the desktop area gives a dropdown with a new option 'Desktop' where eventually one can resize all icons ( three sizes - not really very useful!!) . I suspect this is not a coincidence but can somebody confirm this feature has been dropped? Or perhaps there is a workaround ?? Thanks in advance.

Re: Customized desktop icon sizing in LM18.2

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:42 pm
by Cosmo.
I confirm, that the old feature has been dropped. I don't know, if it is possible to get it back again. Most likely it would give problems with the auto-arrange feature.

Re: Customized desktop icon sizing in LM18.2

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:25 am
by JosephM
This feature is very unlikely to come back. Trying to keep any sort of proper grid layout with this feature would be a nightmare.

Re: Customized desktop icon sizing in LM18.2

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:24 am
by thebeano
Hi,
Thanks for the quick reply. And I can see the logical reasoning.
Although what's wrong with providing an option? The code must exist in the previous Cinnamon version.
I've re-checked the 'What's new' file for LM18.2 and although it specifies modifications concerning desktop icons it does not mention what it was taking out.!!!

Re: Customized desktop icon sizing in LM18.2

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:50 pm
by Cyr4x
Install dconf-editor, run it, in left column go to path org > nemo > desktop and untick the option "use-desktop-grid". Here you are. Desktop behaviour is just like before 18.2 and you can freely resize icons.

Re: Customized desktop icon sizing in LM18.2

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:41 am
by thebeano
Hi,
@Cyr4x. That's just excellent. Thanks a million for taking the time.

Re: <SOLVED> Customized desktop icon sizing in LM18.2

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:38 am
by florus
That is brilliant, thank you, Cyr4x. I can now position my desktop icons where I want them. :D

Re: <SOLVED> Customized desktop icon sizing in LM18.2

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:45 am
by brian36
Many thanks. Pity it wasn't in the release notes! Now I'm happy. :D

Re: Customized desktop icon sizing in LM18.2

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:31 pm
by Rebel450
Cyr4x wrote:Install dconf-editor, run it, in left column go to path org > nemo > desktop and untick the option "use-desktop-grid". Here you are. Desktop behaviour is just like before 18.2 and you can freely resize icons.
@Cyr4x:
Thanks A LOT for sharing your knowledge - this was tricky_ damn ;-)
You made my day :D

Re: Customized desktop icon sizing in LM18.2

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:42 pm
by ArtGirl
Cyr4x wrote:Install dconf-editor, run it, in left column go to path org > nemo > desktop and untick the option "use-desktop-grid". Here you are. Desktop behaviour is just like before 18.2 and you can freely resize icons.
I'd not upgraded to 18.2 because of wanting to still be able to freely resize icons. Mistook that choosing manager as MDM in 18.3 meant being able to resize, but then have very soon after install found this ... thanks SO much! Can resize artwork now. :D