New feature in Nautilus – resize icon on desktop.

On Desktop on Gnome using nautilus, now you can resize individual icons. Just right click on the icon to resize and in the menu you will get a resize icon :

Resize icon
Resize icon

and then you can resize the icon from the borders:

Resize icon
Resize icon
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Gnome Icons, themes and window decorator.


Yesterday, I had tried fusion theme, but that did not work our that good for me. Reasons multifold:
1) I like the features of GNome
2) I am used to GNome
3) Other window managers did not look that lucarative to me.
4) Compiz was chocking my CPU..
and so on..

So I went back to my GNome but wanted to change the looks so searched enough today to get the right set of Icons and themes. I think I finally got some decent ones and here are the links for the icons that I liked:
http://www.junauza.com/2008/08/10-really-cool-icon-sets-for.html
and this one here.

So heres what my desktop looks like now. (rather few of them with different icon sets)

\"screenshot\" \"Screenshot\" \"Screenshot\" \"Screenshot\" \"Screenshot\" \"Screenshot\"

bash script to change icon theme to check out all the installed themes (personal)

I am really annoyed with the time that is required and the number of clicks that it takes to change the gnome icon theme. So here\’s a small script that I wrote to quickly check out all the icon themes that I have in my ~/.icons folder.

#!/bin/bash
[[ \”$1\” == \”\” ]] && time=5 || time=$1
[[ \”$2\” == \”\” ]] && (
cd ~/.icons
cont=\”y\”
echo \”Select one of the icon themes\”
echo \”When you like some theme just press Ctrl+c\”
for i in *
do
[[ -d $i/cursors ]] || (
echo \”Now trying …. : $i\”
gconftool-2 –type string -s  /desktop/gnome/interface/icon_theme \”$i\”
sleep $time
)
done
) || gconftool-2 –type string -s  /desktop/gnome/interface/icon_theme \”$2\”

How does it work/How to use:

just copy paste the script in ~/bin or any other directory and make it executable. Now run the script without any parameter to check out all the themes one after the other, changing your icons every 5 seconds.

If you want to chnage the timer, just provide the time in seconds as first parameter.

If you want to chnage to specific theme, just provide the theme name as second parameter.

This can also be used as a script running in the background to change the icons every specified time and thus making your friends dazzled.