At some point I changed some setting - I am not quite sure how, maybe via some sequence of keystrokes, and my folders all got bigger on my desktop.

I don't think this looks very aesthetic, how do I change the size?

This is what they look like:

Big folders

2 Answers 2


With the Desktop in focus, press cmd-J to open view options and adjust the Icon size slider.



To resize desktop icons :

  • Control-click on the desktop.
  • Choose Show View Options, then use the Icon size slider to make changes.

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