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Friday, June 20, 2008

Changing the icon size with multi-touch!

I know a lot of people don't have multi-touch trackpads, but it is a new thing in OS X and I am sure that within months, we'll see more and more multi-touch in Apple products.  

So this is a tip, but also a warning because it is more useful to know how to avoid mistakenly using this than it is actually useful.  This applies to Finder windows that are in icon mode or to the desktop.    The way it works is that using the "Pinch" gesture while in the Finder and the mouse is over the desktop will adjust the size of icons.  I actually find this somewhat annoying when it happens and I don't notice it until later.  I wish there was a way of locking the size of icons (if anyone knows a way, please post about it in the comments).

2 Comments:

Blogger Ed Rush said...

At least you have explained why my new MacBook Pro keeps getting blown-up icons, screwing up my desktop. I probably did the pinch accidentally. You can re-shrink them with Finder -> View -> Show View Options, but I, too, would like to lock in a size.

June 28, 2008 at 5:40 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Go into Finder > Preferences > Advanced and take the tick out of Zoom using trackpad

February 16, 2009 at 5:04 PM  

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