Icons too small! Help!

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by GreggC, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. GreggC macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,
    I updated to Yosemite a few week ago and I noticed something very annoying.
    When a folder opens to select a icon for upload the icon is so small I have a hard time seeing it.
    For example,
    I'm logged into youtube and want to upload a video,
    I click upload and finder opens defaulted to the download folder, heres my problem, the icons are too small.
    Can anyone smarter than me help ??
    How do I make the icons larger when selecting a folder.
    Thanks Guys.
     
  2. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    Go to Finder.
    View Menu.
    Choose Show View Options.
    Move the icon size slider.
     
  3. GreggC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That works for any other folder I open.
    But when I open a folder associated with
    retrieving a pic or doc for upload the icons
    are tiny and theres no way I can see to
    make them bigger.
    Another example,
    On another forum Im on I wanted to change
    my signature pic, I went to the control panel,
    selected edit signature, clicked choose pic and
    when the picture folder opened the icons are very small.
    I just can't see a way to make them larger.
     
  4. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    I'm still using Snow Leopard 10.6.8, so I may be wrong about this...In the pic below you'll see that the button with the 4 squares in the Finder toolbar is depressed, you need to do that when you're selecting a pic in a Finder file selection dialog and it will switch the view to icon view and and it will display the larger icons. Hope that works in your situation.

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  5. GreggC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope,
    That button is highlighted, icons are small :(

    [​IMG]
     
  6. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried using column view as that will give the selected pic a larger "preview"?
     
  7. liya1201 macrumors member

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    Or you can try "show icons as Cover Flow" where you can make the icons very big. However, the drawback is you have to scroll through your icons.
     
  8. GreggC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah,
    I've tried those views, however I prefer the icon view, Im just stumped as to why I can't adjust the size.
    This started with Yosemite.
    A bit frustrating.....theres got to be an answer.
     
  9. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    I don't think this is new with Yosemite as I can't adjust the size of the file icons in the file selection dialog on Snow Leopard either.
     
  10. GreggC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I updated from Maverick, the icon displayed during the selection process for an upload were the same size as when I would open a folder anytime.
    It was a non issue until I updated to Yosemite.
     
  11. joedec macrumors 6502

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    Edited out, never mind, misunderstood the question.
     
  12. GreggC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope,
    Preview does not work when window opens for an upload.

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    If anyone have Yosemite try this,
    Go to youtube and click upload,
    then click select files to upload,
    when the window opens to select see
    if your icons are small, mine are so small
    I cant even make out details to select a pic.
     
  13. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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