I have a desktop with 720p resolution. The Slingshot menu takes up 1/2 my screen width and 3/4th of my screen height -- not cool.

How do I reduce the icon size in the Slingshot menu on Loki (0.4), without installing Elementary Tweaks?

This did not work:

gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.slingshot icon-size 48
killall slingshot-launcher

The first command gave no error, and the second command said no such process was found. A restart did not work either.

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Looking at the source code it looks like Slingshot is now ignoring this value and has the icon size hardcoded into the src/Widgets/AppEntry.vala here on Launchpad.

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