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#1 2014-08-25 20:33:27

m1m
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Registered: 2013-03-25
Posts: 5

How to change number of desktop icons in column?

I use XFCE 4.10, how can I increase number of icons in desktop grid? I have 1920x1200 resolution and I can't place more than 12 icons in single column to use whole height of my desktop. My icons are 32px.
Here's my .gtkrc-2.0 settings

  XfdesktopIconView::label-alpha = 0
  XfdesktopIconView::selected-label-alpha = 180
  XfdesktopIconView::ellipsize-icon-labels = 1

  XfdesktopIconView::cell-spacing = 2
  XfdesktopIconView::cell-padding = 0
  XfdesktopIconView::cell-text-width-proportion = 2.2

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#2 2014-08-25 23:22:02

ToZ
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From: Toronto, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 1,238

Re: How to change number of desktop icons in column?

Not sure if that is just a snippet of the complete file, but that code should actually read:

style "xfdesktop-icon-view" {
  XfdesktopIconView::label-alpha = 0
  XfdesktopIconView::selected-label-alpha = 180
  XfdesktopIconView::ellipsize-icon-labels = 1

  XfdesktopIconView::cell-spacing = 2
  XfdesktopIconView::cell-padding = 0
  XfdesktopIconView::cell-text-width-proportion = 2.2
}
widget_class "*XfdesktopIconView*" style "xfdesktop-icon-view"

The important pieces related to the spacing of the icon grid are the last 3. As per the xfdesktop Readme file:

The third four entries set spacing and sizing for individual icons on
the grid.  The 'cell-spacing' property specifies the spacing between each
'cell' in the grid of icons.  The 'cell-padding' property sets extra
padding placed around each icon+text.  The units for these two are in
pixels.  The 'cell-text-width-proportion' property specifies the maximum
width of the text label underneat the icon, as a multiplier of the icon
width (so for 30px icons, '2.5' would leave a 75px wide area underneath
for the text).

Having said that, what theme do you use? I notice that the Greybird theme doesn't seem to honour these overrides.

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#3 2014-08-26 07:22:29

m1m
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Registered: 2013-03-25
Posts: 5

Re: How to change number of desktop icons in column?

It was just a snippet, my config file has all needed commands. I use Ninix theme with murrine engine.
This config is working for me - I have small spacing around icons, but I can't make my icons to take whole height - from top to bottom of my screen.
I can only get 12 icons per column - and that's the problem

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#4 2014-08-26 12:26:36

ToZ
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From: Toronto, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 1,238

Re: How to change number of desktop icons in column?

Okay, I've been able to replicate the problem. Interestingly, if I delete the ~/.config/xfce4-desktop/icons.screen* files, I am then allowed to drag and place icons to the section below.

Also found this bug report.

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