Icon Automatically Resizing - Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by risingstarr22, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. risingstarr22 macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2008
    Righty then, so I purchased Microsoft Office 2004 two years ago or so, and liked how the icons were laid out in the application folder. When I upgraded to 2008, I was saddened to realize that the icons were not laid out the same way. When I used "View Options" to lay them out the way I wanted, after each reset, the icons would default.

    My default icon view is organized by name at size 56, but I want the Office icons not organized by size and at size 32.

    Any help? :D
  2. catachip macrumors regular


    Jun 7, 2007
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Oh my. I wont ask you why you don't just have shortcuts in your dock, or use Spotlight to run the office apps...

    Are you running Leopard? If you are setting them the way you want it, and they keep reverting, it might be the Universe's way of telling you to turn down the dial on that OCD. :D
  3. risingstarr22 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2008
    Yeah, that's a solution that I've been told a bunch of times for different issues. I don't use the icons on my dock because I don't want my dock being cluttered and I don't use spotlight because it's just more of a hassle. I just figured there was a setting to fix such an issue, if not, whatever, I'll just live with it.
  4. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    When you laid them out the way you wanted, were you sure to set the "Arrange By:" pulldown menu in the View Options window to read "None"? If you do (rather than having "by name", "by size" or any other choice) they should not be moved when you reopen the window since no sorting or arranging criteria will be applied to the icons.

    As far as the size, set it to the size you want and click the button at the bottom labeled "Use as Defaults" and that should help out with that. Also check off the box at the top that will say "Always open in Icon View" as well.
  5. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2008
    Spotlight is so much easier, and the dock is for programs not to look nice haha, going to your desktop and looking for the folder in your Hard drive is much more of a hassle to open, say... Microsoft Word. Just press command + space then type Microsoft Word, or Word 08 or 2008 whichever it is called. Hope that helps you get to your files quicker.

    - ikermalli

Share This Page