Desktop Icons keep shrinking

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by galstaph, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. galstaph macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2002
    The Great White North Eh
    Hi guys, my early 09 mbp 17 has an interesting issue. Every once in a while (at least once a week) teh desktop icons decide they want to be small (they shrink to the smallest setting). Any ideas on what is causing this or how to get them to stay the size I tell them to?

    Using 10.6.1 latest software updates as well
  2. lc25 macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2009
    I would guess you have had two fingers on the track pad and moved them towards each other and it has re-sized them.It's kind of hard to explain, like on the iphone when you want to zoom in and out it's the same kind of action.
  3. iCheddar macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2007
    South Dakota
    On a similar note, is there any way to keep pinch turned on, but stop the icons from resizing?

    I used to use pinch-in pinch-out as a trigger for Quicksilver, but because of the icon resizing I had to change the trigger to a key combo.
  4. MacbookProGuru macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2009
    use CMND - or CMND =+

    you can try to use "CMND -" or "CMND +" to make web pages bigger and smaller. Watch those sloppy finger strokes! Maybe drink less caffeine... he he
  5. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2009
    yep i'd guess you were moving your fingers apart on the trackpad by accident. i did this at first.

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