Change Icon Size in Snow Leopard

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  1. JorgeLomeli macrumors regular

    JorgeLomeli

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    Hi, just 2 small quick questions from a newbie :)

    Is there any way to change the size of the icons in the application grid? seems to big for me an i want them smaller. This is what im talking about:
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    Question 2:

    how can i play a sound at startup (like windows, when you turn on the computer and the cloudy wallpaper shows on the screen, you hear a sound) i wanna do exactly that on my macbook pro,with other sound of course :)

    I put an mp3 or wav file at the login items on the system preferences accounts, but wont work, cuz everytime i started my mac, yes i heard the sound but it also open itunes, and i dont want that, i just want a simple fast sound.

    Hope you can help me guys.

    thnx in advance.

    Jorge Lomeli
    Monterrey, Mexico
     
  2. Apple Guru macrumors member

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  3. Macjames macrumors 6502a

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    Me too! I am forced to use the list mode (on the right click menu)
     
  4. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    Does changing the Dock or magnification size do anything?
     
  5. JorgeLomeli thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. JorgeLomeli thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thx for the help buddy..... but thats not what i was looking around.

    I was asking about the icons in the Aplications Grid from the Dock.

    If anybody knows, plz help me.
     
  8. Lumpydog macrumors 6502

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    This was the first (and really only) question/problem I had with SL. Anyone help? I prefer to see all my apps - no scrolling!
     
  9. JorgeLomeli thread starter macrumors regular

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  10. Kate. macrumors regular

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    There doesn't appear to be a way to change it, no.
     
  11. Eminemdrdre00 macrumors 6502a

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    This is the only thing I hate about Snow Leopard. I liked how Leopard's Grid View would grow/shrink as necessary. I dont want to scroll through huge icons!
     
  12. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    Give them time, I'm sure when they get the feedback they will let us change the icon size in a future update.
     
  13. Lumpydog macrumors 6502

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    Somebody has to know a nice little terminal command for this....
     
  14. Apollo21 macrumors member

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    On my 13" MBP, scrolling through the icons also seems slow and delayed. Is that the same for other people? It's almost like it's not caching all the icons, which is a little odd considering how much faster SL is supposed to be.

    Oh yeah, and the monster-sized icons are ridiculous! WHO allowed that to happen?!

    I just noticed 2 more things.

    1. The mouse pointer changes based on what's under the Applications grid, and even affects that hidden app! E.g. I had my browser under it, and when I was over links it changed the pointer and underlined the links in the browser. So that's dumb. How do you report that?

    2. This is just something interesting I discovered, but from test 1 I accidentally dropped an app into Firefox, and it displayed the file contents of it, including hidden files! You can also type something like file:///Applications/ into the location bar. (Neither of these work in Safari.)


    Edit: Point 1 does NOT occur with Safari! But it does with another non-Apple app I tried. Very confusing.
     
  15. Lumpydog macrumors 6502

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    Maybe...

    ...a nice third party developer will write a tweak app
     
  16. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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  17. golgoth4prez macrumors newbie

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    My suggestion, at least temporarily would be to create a "favorite apps" folder, which does resize the icons.

    You can create it by using aliases.
     
  18. ayzee macrumors 6502a

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    this has been annoying me too, i thought half my applications went missing
     
  19. drumcat macrumors 6502

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    Answer, sorta

    If you do a list, cmd-- and cmd-+ will change the size.

    Maybe this is actually a bug?
     
  20. jtara macrumors 65816

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    Can you explain just what you mean by that?

    I tried changing to the list view, and hit cmd-- and cmd-+, and nothing happened.

    But I don't want to change the size of the font in the list view - I want to change the size of those damn jumbo icons!
     
  21. drumcat macrumors 6502

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    For example, take your documents folder in your dock, and set it to "list". Click it, and you'll see that the icons come up in a list, though much larger than in 10.5. While the list is on the screen, press cmd and - together, and you'll see the icons and text get smaller. Conversely, a cmd and + will make them larger.

    What really sucks is that the change only persists during your one session. It's the one UI change I REALLY hate in Snow.
     
  22. Ropie macrumors regular

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    Not on my version it won't :confused:
     
  23. NCG45 macrumors newbie

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    Changing Icon Size

    In OSX 10.6.1

    From the Finder

    View>Show View Options>

    You should be able to change the size of the icon, text size and location
     
  24. jtara macrumors 65816

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    Nope. That's been suggested before, and it doesn't affect the size of the icons in the stacks. Only in Finder. Unfortunately stacks != Finder.

    While improved since Leopard, stacks are still an awkward disjointed piece of OSX that doesn't integrate well with Finder.
     
  25. Mal macrumors 603

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    Huh, never knew that, but yep, it actually worked! I've posted screenshots before and after.

    Don't know why they don't let you do the same in grid view, though. Hopefully in 10.6.3!

    jW
     

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