On Thu, 2007-05-03 at 18:32 +0200, Andras Dosztal wrote:
I think the Large icons (Definiton: http://tango.freedesktop.org/Tango_Icon_Theme_Guidelines) are consuming too much space on the desktop and in the file manager.
I'd like to know what the reason is for using so big icons?
IMHO, there are several reasons:
1) A sane default for every display You know, there are many different displays out there, coming in different sizes and different resolutions. The default size has to be something that is not too large on a 15"-Display with 1024x768 resolution and not too small on a 10"-Display with the same resolution.
2) Not everyone has _your_ eyes Not to say that your eyes are particularly good or others' eyes are bad, but still there is the issue of finding a sane default that can please most people -- even those with a rather bad vision. Like me without glasses or contacts ;-)
Maybe there are more, but these are the first that come to mind.
I think medium would be better. (Maybe it's a user error but I didn't find an easy way to change these icons' sizes. I'm using SLED10.)
Maybe it's too easy (a well-known GNOME problem -- sometimes it's too easy): - You have the stretch icon option from context menu for single icons. - You can set the default sizes for all icons in Nautilus' preferences.
For details check e.g.: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=381182
Hope I could help.