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Changing the size of the desktop icons

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10


This document describes the process of changing the size of the icons shown on the Gnome desktop.


  1. On the desktop, there will be an icon for the home directory. Typically, this will be named after the user. For example, the user "Hal" would have an icon labelled"hal's Home". Open this directory.
  2. From the menu, choose "Edit".
  3. Choose "Preferences".
  4. Click on the "Views" tab.
  5. In the "Icon View Defaults" section, change the "Default zoom level" to an appropriate icon size. For example, "75%".
  6. Click "Close".


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  • Document ID:3248424
  • Creation Date: 23-Aug-2006
  • Modified Date:04-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

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