How to Make Desktop Icons Smaller On a Mac

Mac OS X has made many functions easy, including customizing a computer to just the right user specifications. With just a few clicks, you can change the size of your desktop icons to make them easier to read or increase the amount of space available on your monitor.

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Click on a blank space in the desktop.

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Click on "View" and select "Show View Options." Alternatively, you can press Command + J to open "Show View Options."

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Use the slider to change the size of your icons.

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Click the red "X" in the upper left corner to close the "Show View Options" window.