Increasing icon size >128 px ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Spectrum, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Spectrum macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2005
    After migrating to a hires 17" MacBook Pro (1920x1200) I'd like to increase the max icon size of some folders above 128 px. (I organise all my photos in folders using the Finder and thumbnails to locate the relevant file/folder.)

    The following code allows the desktop icon size to be increased:

    Is there a way to modify this to apply it to other folders (at will)? QuickLook is pretty, but inefficient.

    Cheers, Matt
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I believe you need to use a similar technique, involving a few Terminal commands, but the file that needs editing is whichever one stores the per-folder view settings. I think this file is called .DS_Store but I'm not sure.

    Anyway, there are several ways to edit these files:
    Approach 1: Open in your favorite command-line editor (mine's nano), make the changes, and save.
    Approach 2: Rename the file (with the mv command) so it doesn't have that dot as the first character then open it in your favorite GUI editor, make changes, save, rename it again.

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