1. shifteys's Avatar
    Am I the only one bothered with the increase of size of the new icons in android 4.4? Ime not that old yet, and it really makes that new screen look smaller then the screen on the nexus 4....
    Any help would be appreciated!
    11-07-2013 03:06 AM
  2. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I like that they are bigger. Looks really good. I don't think that you can shrink them. You can get using a different launcher and see if you can adjust them that way.

    Sent from my Nexus 5
    11-07-2013 03:28 AM
  3. sanchitgrover's Avatar
    Change your launcher . Thats your only choice
    11-07-2013 03:46 AM
  4. Mo ZedEl's Avatar
    If you're rooted you can edit the build.prop and change the dpi

    Posted via Nexus 5
    11-07-2013 06:19 AM
  5. shifteys's Avatar
    thanks for the answers people! Rooting it is!
    11-07-2013 01:40 PM
  6. PhoenixMike's Avatar
    I don't like it either. Maybe the increase in size is because it was meant for the Nexus 5's 1080 resolution.
    11-07-2013 07:12 PM
  7. Kamin's Avatar
    I don't care for the gratuitously larger icons either. They are too similar in that respect to touchwiz and ifoney icons for my taste. And seems I have to swipe through more screens in my app drawer now. But I'll adapt to them at some point.
    Jonneh likes this.
    11-07-2013 08:21 PM
  8. Gekko's Avatar
    It seems that KitKat has increased them to about 120%. Nova Launcher by default sets them at 100% (Jelly Bean) which is what I prefer.
    12-10-2013 09:19 PM
  9. someguy01234's Avatar
    I like big colorful icons.

    But Nova Launcher have transparencies now and the icons are smaller, if you buy it's Prime version you can adjust the icons size.

    If you have root and a Nexus 4 you can change the build.prop DPI to 316, which will give 5x4 rows of icons in the drawer (for Google launcher), it makes no difference to anything else.
    12-10-2013 10:17 PM
  10. Gekko's Avatar
    I like big colorful icons.

    But Nova Launcher have transparencies now and the icons are smaller, if you buy it's Prime version you can adjust the icons size.

    If you have root and a Nexus 4 you can change the build.prop DPI to 316, which will give 5x4 rows of icons in the drawer, it makes no difference to anything else.
    your avatar is very disturbing. please consider changing.
    12-10-2013 11:00 PM
  11. someguy01234's Avatar
    I can't change the way I am.
    andrewinuk and yurasis like this.
    12-10-2013 11:27 PM
  12. NoraMelua's Avatar
    I like your avatar, someguy. Burning money is much more disturbing than some sad-looking Asian guy with boobs.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-11-2013 02:46 AM
  13. sibeans's Avatar
    I like your avatar, someguy. Burning money is much more disturbing than some sad-looking Asian guy with boobs.

    Posted via Android Central App
    😂

    Posted from my "CrackDroid" Nexus 4 via the Android Central App
    12-11-2013 04:10 AM
  14. Gekko's Avatar
    the big icons are cartoonish. i use Nova Launcher and set them to 100%.
    ChromeJob likes this.
    12-11-2013 10:36 AM
  15. ChromeJob's Avatar
    Nova Launcher (Prime) gives you way more control. You can scale the icons. You can select small or large icons on folders. Make some of the persistent home screen elements go away. And ... Nova adds a shadow on the wallpaper behind the softkeys and notification bar, resulting in better visibility on light backgrounds.



    I'm running Nova Launcher Beta and can tell you it's a breath of fresh air.
    12-11-2013 11:46 AM
  16. 007india's Avatar
    Even though its a response to a old post. count me too. I would like to find a way to reduce the size of icons and spacing between icons in my android 4.4 menu of Samsung Tab4 T531. The screen resolution is 1280x800.

    Is there a way to reduce the size without rooting the phone?
    09-24-2014 07:36 AM
  17. Meyek66's Avatar
    Have you checked to see which Home Default Application you are using? From your home screen go to "Settings" then scroll down to "Applications", Click on "Default Applications" then under "Set Defaults" section click on "Home", TouchWiz home will make your icons the size you like. The other two will make your icons large enough to be seen from the moon. If you already figured this out I apologize for the annoyance.
    12-16-2014 03:31 PM
  18. FihadSnafee's Avatar
    Root your device and download build.prop byJRunner Apps and search for lcd density and below you'll see default value choose like 290 or lower if you want really smaller icons and reboot your device and thats it
    01-30-2015 04:33 AM

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