Is it me, Ubuntu 18.04 or Nautilus 3.26.0?
I grabbed the latest ISO last night and did a new install into a freshly formatted ext4 partition. That all went perfectly (YES!). A small issue that still remains in my testing so far is that neither Nautilus nor any of the gsettings entries I’ve tried will reduce the size of desktop icons. They are stuck at a minimum of 64x64px.
I made a new test icon as 32x32px .png and plugged it into the .desktop file. It enlarges it to 64x64.
We know that 18.04 will not support desktop icons and it appears that the desktop icon size feature has been pulled from Nautilus 3.26.0. A user can individually scale any desktop icon larger than 64x64px, but not smaller. And there is no unified place to size them all at once.
Q: Is the 64x64px size hard-coded or am I still looking in the wrong place?
This is minor of course. Since I checked in last time, I’ve followed development and I’m still very impressed!
Off topic praise: So much high quality work went into developing Unity over the years, I’m really glad all that human investment is not going to waste. Unity had evolved so far that in my volunteer work, I was able to drop Ubuntu 14.04 on an inexperienced user’s hand-me-down donated desktop with no problem. I told her it was just a different version of what she had at home, set up her email, gave her a few pointers on LibreOffice Writer and she was good to go. Every week when I’d check in on the team, I’d ask her if she had any questions. Her reply, no, everything is working fine and why can’t everyone there have what she has! The Unity devs deserve far more than my praise can offer. Thanks to them and thanks Dale to you and your team.