There’s no doubt that Mac computers provide stunning resolution, beautiful background, and a display that is enviable. While all of this is great, it may not necessarily be to your liking. If you don’t have strong eyes, perhaps you prefer a simpler display, or one with larger icons. Or perhaps, you have perfect vision, and would in fact prefer the icons on your display to be smaller. Many Mac users remain unaware of the fact that they can easily make the icons on their system smaller or larger, if they wish to do so.

It’s very easy to change the size of the icons on your Mac. The method to do so, only requires a few moments of your time. You can change the size of the icons on your Mac, anytime you wish. In order to get started and learn how you can make icons smaller or larger on your Mac, follow the simple instructions below.

Adjust Settings to Change Icon Size

You’ll be using an adjustable slider in order to change the icon size on your Mac. This slider will allow you to choose sizes as small as 16 x 16 pixels, and as large as 512 x 512 pixels. Feel free to choose the size that is most suitable to you. You can later change this, any time you wish to do so. In order to get started and change the size of icons on your Mac, follow the simple instructions below.

1. Click on your Mac OS X Desktop.

2. Using the menu bar towards the top left of your display, click on View.

3. From the drop-down menu that appears, click on Show View Options.

4. There will be a heading labeled Icon Size with a slider underneath. Feel free to drag the slider to the left or right in order to change icon size. If you drag the slider to the left the size will decrease, and if you drag the slider to the right, the size will increase.

You’ll notice as you drag the slider, the size of your icons will immediately change. This allows you to immediately see which size you prefer. You can always change this setting later on, by using the same instructions above. As a shortcut you don’t even have to use the View menu, and can instead press command + J on your keyboard.