Nautilus elements on desktop on HDPI screen too big (scaling of 2)

asked 2015-07-09 12:12:01 -0500

manuelsteiner gravatar image


I have a Surface Pro 3 with a resolution of 2160x1440. I have Gnome Tweak Tool installed and have the window scaling set to 1 (since 2 is too big for my taste). Then I also set the gnome option

org.gnome.desktop.interface scaling-factor

to 1 to also have a scaling of 1 for the gnome shell.

I am having problems with the elements that are rendered by Nautilus on the desktop (Home Folder shortcut and attached drives). They are still scaled at 2. Is there any option to scale the icons down as well? If I create other elements on the desktop, they have a scaling of 1.

Thanks for your help.

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Are you using any custom themes?

gsass gravatar imagegsass ( 2015-08-12 16:59:47 -0500 )edit