Do you have a small resolution screen and want to use QGIS? Then you know the problem of toolbars using up precious screen estate.
In QGIS 1.7
You find the option to make icons smaller (16×16) or bigger (32×32) in the options dialog:
If you are running a version of QGIS < 1.7
You can change the size of toolbar icons to any value you like – smaller or bigger than by default. And this is how it’s done (in Python console):
from PyQt4.QtGui import QToolBar from PyQt4.QtCore import QSize toolbars = qgis.utils.iface.mainWindow().findChildren(QToolBar) for toolbar in toolbars: toolbar.setIconSize(QSize(16,16))
All toolbar icons will be scaled down to 16×16 pixels.
Kudos to Webrian on forum.qgis.org for this tip and to Nathan for pointing out how to access all toolbars.