Desktop Icon Arrangement

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kitki83, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. kitki83 macrumors 6502a

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    The icons in my desktop when I do sort by ......., the space between them vertically is very wide, is there way to decrease it?
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    command - J, reduce icon size and font size. I know of no other way sans 3rd party applications
     
  3. kitki83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well I tried that but the spacing from one icon to the next is like 2 inches on my screen, its really way to much. I just want to be cushion between icons around 1/4 in.
     
  4. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    is it any better with the labels shown on the right? That's how I have mine set up and my spacing is around 1/4 inch.

    good luck, wish I ciuld help more.
     
  5. kitki83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok Look at the space between the icons its ridiculous, I want to maybe make them closer.
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    Thank You
     
  6. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    oh, I thought you meant 2 inches vertically. Yeah, when there are multiple rows, I get the same spacing. Don't know how to stop this.

    I say have less icons.
     
  7. smokydan macrumors newbie

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    kitki83

    On your desktop go to View and then Show View Options.
    Uncheck Snap to grid and Keep arranged By.
    Then you can move the icons anywhere on the desktop, at least
    this works on my PowerBook G4. Hope this helps.

    smokydan :apple:
     

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