Resizable desktop icons

Posted on 2009-12-17 23:47 UTC by Sergey Vlasov. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Desktop, User Experience.

Would be great if we could resize/scale desktop icons and bookmarks like on KDE or GNOME desktops.



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Solution #1: Resize mode to desktop edit

Posted on 2009-12-18 18:12 UTC by Ndi Ndi.

Right now, the desktop edit mode is "drag around" with a "done" button on top right.


Next to that, there could be two more buttons, radio, that read "drag" and "size" or similar.


In resize mode, it looks exactly the same as drag mode, but clicking on an icon/web link and dragging right increases size, dragging left decreases. In order to keep a professional and clean look, resizing vertically should be disallowed, and the icon always keeps its spect ratio, meaning that it's more of a zoom than a resize.


Also, to keep things simple, all items should be no smaller than they are now (100%) and not larger than 200% for icons and 400px for web links. This also keeps things accesible.

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