Trying to make application icons smaller

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Polyphenia, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Polyphenia macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Is it it possible to make the application icons smaller?

    When I press F4 on my mac book the icons are spread over several pages, can I make them smaller to get more on a page or will I have to group them together?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 601

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    there used to be a trick to doing this, and in a previous OS, they WERE smaller as well. but presently, it is what it is. you CAN combine apps into folder in Launchpad, if you want to get organized and simplify things (i have, for instance, all my least or never-accessed apps in a folder on the last page...)
     
  3. Polyphenia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick response, I'll put some apps in a folder. Just thought you should be able to resize the icons as they are too big.
     
  4. fisherking macrumors 601

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    i forget which OS's...but the icons were smaller originally. then, apple blew them up with the next OS...but there was a hack to bring the size back down (which i loved). and THAT stopped working with the next OS! and so it is. would be nice if there was a system pref setting to choose 'small' or 'large' for launchpad icons. ah, apple....
     
  5. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    This still works in El Capitan
    https://jonathansblog.co.uk/change-the-number-of-icons-in-launchpad
     

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