Sidebar - how to make sidebar icons smaller?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by powerbook911, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    My sidebar in Finder and my sidebar in mail have HUGE looking icons.

    Any idea how to make the sidebar icons especially FINDER's smaller?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. sero323 macrumors regular

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    Ya bro, i was having the same issue. But as always there is a solution. Press on :apple: on top, go to system preferences. Next go to General (the first one). You should see in the middle it will say "Sidebar Icon size: [Large]" change Large to small or medium :):)
     
  3. powerbook911 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Awesome. Many many thanks to you! Small is best for me!
     
  4. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    Now if only there was a way to theme these icons.
     
  5. Undecided macrumors 6502a

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    That's just incredibly dumb that it's not under the Finder preferences, where there is a tab for sidebar preferences.
     
  6. justperry macrumors 604

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    No it's not, it's changing it in other places as well, not only the finder so System Preferences is the correct way.

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    Exactly, whoever thought it was a good idea to have these monochrome Icons is a "insert profanity here"
     
  7. Undecided macrumors 6502a

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    Wait a sec....what other sidebar does that setting in system preference affect?
     
  8. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Any app with an Open... or Save as... dialog or sheet. For example, look under the File menu of Text Edit.app or Safari.app.
     
  9. justperry macrumors 604

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    Yup, and iTunes and more.
     

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