Change size of icons

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Dahl, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. Dahl macrumors 6502a

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    I know this is a simple silly question, but how do you change the size of the icons ?
    I have looked "everywhere" for an answer, but still no luck.
     
  2. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    I dont think you can do that as such. You will have to search for a hack on google.
    cheers
     
  3. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    In the desktop, or any window you like, go to View -> Show View Options. Or command-J. you can resize icons there, up to 128x128. you can apply to a window or all windows, just select which one you want before you resize anything...

    paul
     
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  5. Dahl thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you...
    I feel stupid as well.

    Shouldn't this option be under system preference>appearance ?
    That's where I was looking.
     
  6. HexMonkey Administrator

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    No, you have to think about how widespread you want your change to be.
    As a general rule, if a change affects the whole system, eg resolution, number of recent items etc, then it is in System Preferences.
    If a change affects a whole application (remember Finder is an application), eg default action when the application is opened, then this will be in the application's preferences in the application menu.
    If an option is document or window specific, eg icon size for a window, it will be somewhere else, maybe a menu item, or a button on the window etc.
    If a setting could be applied to every window or just one (as is the case here), it usually fits into the last category, with some kind of option of whether it affects every window/document or just the current one.
     

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