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Old 12-31-2008, 11:41 PM   #1
rsmithtx1
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Question I am new,need to know how to make my desktop icon bigger


I am new to linux, I have 7.0 Please help in with dummie terms. I want to make my desktop icons different. Please help

Thanks in advance
randy
 
Old 01-01-2009, 12:37 AM   #2
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7.0 of which distribution? Which desktop, GNOME or KDE or something else?
Anyway, you could try dragging a corner to resize manually.
 
Old 01-01-2009, 12:50 AM   #3
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I'm not sure what "7.0" is but first let's locate your icons, then I'll tell you how to edit them.

To locate where your icons are, you can open a terminal and type:
Code:
locate icons | more
This will produce a lot of output, but it will show you every folder on your machine named "icon". Icons should be in there. To find something specifically from your menu, go to System -> Preferences -> Main Menu. This shows me a list of all the entries on the menus and their icons. It looks like this:

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/7...ainmenuvu3.png

Then click on one of the applications and right-click. You should get a sub menu. Click "Properties" and something like this should appear:

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/5...erpropesy4.png

Click on the icon and it should show you some icons. There will be a path at the top of the icons and it should look like this:

http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/s...png/1/w665.png

In this instance the location of the icons is in /usr/share/pixmaps. Now, to edit the size of these icons, you'll need an image editing program. You should have Gimp installed. Start Gimp from a terminal with root permissions, navigate to the icon file, and open it. You can re-size the icon by selecting the "Image" Menu, then "Scale Image" from the sub-menu. You'll see some numbers appear. Increase the value of these numbers, click apply, and you'll see the image expand. Pick the size that you want and save the icon.
 
Old 01-01-2009, 07:18 AM   #4
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Hi

If you are using Ubuntu then right click on the item and you will see stretch icon button.

Click this and a movable band will appear round you icon.

You can then stretch it which ever way you want.

Clive
 
Old 01-01-2009, 10:42 AM   #5
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If you are using Ubuntu then right click on the item and you will see stretch icon button. Click this and a movable band will appear round you icon. You can then stretch it which ever way you want. Clive
Much more efficient than my solution. I learn something new everyday. I wasn't OP but thanks Clive!
 
Old 01-02-2009, 07:47 AM   #6
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Talking

Hi

Your welcome

Have a Happy new year

Clive
 
  


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