How to resize Launcher in Unity 2D

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  1. Mrkvonic

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    People who do this need to keep in mind that each time Unity is upgraded, the whole work has to be redone. I followed the instructions once successfully to resize stuff but shortly thereafter Unity was upgraded and it would have to be done all over again keeping in mind that line numbers may change. That was one of the reasons I moved to Xfce!
     
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    i mean without install anything else

    just form right click wallpaper change menu window

    you see option there on next tab its silly to put it there some how by accident i found it.
     
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    If you mean resizing the icons from there, that facility wasn't available for Unity 2D last time I looked. That's why one had to resort to the lengthy way of editing files.

    That facility was there only for Unity 3D (again, the last time I looked). I'll check again.
     
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    Okay, ... this is with a fully updated system:

    In Unity 3D, right-clicking on the desktop gives an option to "Change Desktop Background". Choosing that and then, in the "Look" tab, there is "Launcher icon size" and a slider.

    In Unity 2D, there is no such thing.

    Also, it maybe that 12.10 will no longer have Unity 3D and Unity 2D, possibly because of the improvements that the Red Hat team made in GNOME 3.4. So I'm going to wait and see. I'll continue with Xfce till then.
     
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    That's for 3D.
    Mrk
     
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    Mack, take a look: the resizing option (in red) is missing in 2D. I don't know why!
     

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    thanks vasa in this case i guess mrk tutorial help a lot
    and we could also use ubuntu tweak if it work :))
     
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    Only the tutorial will work since it requires editing a bunch of files. I've looked at Ubuntu Tweak. It can't handle such a situation.

    Further, each time they upgrade Unity, the work will have to be done again. I'm not sure it's a good idea to restore a backup in this case because the author had noted that the relevant lines that need to be changed maybe be pushed up or down.

    All in all, it's too much of a hassle in my opinion, given how often Unity is upgraded:
    https://launchpad.net/unity/ series

    PS: just got another Unity update :)
     
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