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Old 10-06-2017, 08:31 PM   #16
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In my VM, I added a folder to the desktop on Unity. I can right-click on the folder and the right-click menu gave me a "resize" option. Clicking that outlined the folder with a rectangle with "handles" at each corner. I could resize the icon by grabbing a handle, but doing so affected only the selected icon.

If I tried to select multiple icons (CTRL-click), the resize option goes away.

I could not find a global setting for desktop icon size either by right-clicking the desktop or looking in the settings dialog.

Sorry I couldn't help more.
 
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Old 10-07-2017, 12:48 AM   #17
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Thank you again Frank, I guess the fact that I did it that way, and it stayed good after reboot will have to be good enough.
It takes a little time to do it this way, but what else has a retired bloke to do anyway.
Again I thank everyone for their input to this question and mark it as answered.

Cheers all, hope I don't have to worry you too much in the future.

Kind regards,
Rod
 
Old 10-07-2017, 10:17 AM   #18
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Did you click on the desktop first so that it had the attention of the mouse pointer??
 
Old 10-07-2017, 09:23 PM   #19
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Hello Dave, yes I did that several times and in several different ways.
Left click
right click
crtl one of each, &etc.
The only time the scroll wheel works is if I read an item online and it's small print I am able to enlarge it that way.

Rod.
 
Old 10-07-2017, 10:14 PM   #20
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I'm glad that I was able to provide a workaround that worked for you.

I was thinking today that there must be some default icon size setting somewhere, but I don't know enough about Unity to start to look for it.
 
Old 10-07-2017, 10:21 PM   #21
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Thanks frankbell for your efforts. I will search for it after I get some of my other stuff sorted out.

Regards, Rod
 
  


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