Before updating the size of the file manager windows might be smaller. The problem is more visible on the other skins, e.g. Arc Theme. It is a way to remove this restriction?

Screenshot presents the pasted image with the previous smallest window sizeenter image description here.

  • It seems that the minimal window size depends from the theme used indeed: with the "elementary" default theme you can have smaller windows as with the "Arc" styles. You might consider filing a bug, I am not sure if it's not intended, though.
    – lemonslice
    Mar 2, 2017 at 7:20
  • I tested several skins and the problem is with the Arc theme. Other skins are acceptable window size.
    – pix30
    Mar 6, 2017 at 19:25

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The minimum window size (910 x 640 in pixels) is now hard coded into Files as the result of a recent merge, so cannot be changed (except with a bug request, possibly). It was thought to be a reasonable minimum usable size and on my computer occupies less than one quarter of the screen (on Loki with elementary theme). If the window is appearing bigger with a different theme then something else is stopping it shrinking e.g. widgets taking more room - so reducing the absolute minimum, or making it a setting may not help.

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