Make icons larger or smaller on a Mac computer by using the view feature on the finder level to adjust the settings. Change the icon size on a Macintosh with tips from a computer specialist in this free video on Mac computers.
Hi, I'm Jason, previous Mac genius. And today, we are going to look at making icons different sizes on your desktop, as well as locking them down to a grid. If you tend to be one of those people that's a little bit more messy and has stuff everywhere, you can neatly clean this up in a matter of seconds. Let's take a look how. So, I'm going to go to the desktop under my View -- show view options. This is on the finder level, so keep that in mind. So, as you can see, as I increase these, the icons over on the other side get bigger and smaller. And there is an option that you can take your label position, which is the naming conventions or the name of the file (sorry about that). And they'll set it off to the right side. I like to keep mine on the bottom and I keep them right at -- let's go with 88. As you can see, our files are kind of all over the place over here. If we say Snap To Grid, our files are going to kind of snap. You'll see them slide into place as you move them. There's a grid there. And I'm going to also keep arranged by kind. You can do it by name, date modified, date created, size, kind or label. I'm going to do it by kind. And this will snap everything to a grid and keep it kind of labeled. So, if you see that -- I see that this isn't moving. If I try to move this, it won't move. I'm going to make this a little bit smaller. So, that's pretty much the quickest way that you can kind of organize your desktop to be optimized for a nice, clean slate when you sit down and you're ready to do some work. I'm Jason, previous Mac genius and I'll see you next time. Thanks for helping me clean up the desktop and changing my icon size.