How to change GNOME3 icon size

  9 years ago

GNOME desktop is defined in CSS file  /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css. In order to change the icon size and grid in which icons are organized, open CSS files:

sudo gedit /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css

and change values in:

.icon-grid {
spacing: 16px;
-shell-grid-item-size: 96px;

.icon-grid .overview-icon {
icon-size: 48px;

kazztan0325 9 years ago

I think we can back up the file 'gnome-shell.css' and would be able to restore it if 'gnome-shell' would be updated.

remoulder 9 years ago

Direct changes to system files may be overwritten by updates.