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Reduce size of displays

by 2trekkers / May 4, 2013 11:32 AM PDT

Not sure what I did but everything on my desktop suddenly is supersize, the icons on my desktop are big as well. I lost the image as a screen saver display. My desktop icons are not as the were and can not be rearranged. I have an IMac with 10.5.8. I have tried everything including a restart but did not help. Any suggestions ?? Bill

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A couple of things may have caused this,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 4, 2013 11:30 PM PDT

1. Your screen resolution changed back to the 800 X 600 which would give your massive icons.
Go to System Preferences > Displays and change it back to "Best...."

2. You turned on Universal Access (Accessibility) accidentally.
Go to System Preferences > Accessibility and check that there are no check marks in the "Use keyboard shortcuts to zoom" section. (other than Smooth images)

Let us know how you get on


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t neither suggestion has helped.
by 2trekkers / May 5, 2013 1:12 AM PDT

Thanks. I am in Tiger on a IMac 10.5.8. My screen resolution has no "best" but is set at 1344-840 which is still larger than I would like. Folders are larger than previously and screen icons are all located on the right side of screen and I can not arranged by there use over the entire screen. It is very frustrating. The only check mark is on he image smoothing. I work with a lot of photo images and data imputing. If there is other information that would help, let me know. Thanks

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Part of problem soilved
by 2trekkers / May 5, 2013 9:41 AM PDT

I am now able to move my desktop icons where I want them however, all window
displays are way to big and take up 3/4 of desktop, how do I control the size without
using zoom to reduce the window each time.

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To change the size of the icons
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 5, 2013 9:39 PM PDT

Go to View in the menu bar, in Finder, and choose View Options.
Move the sliding bar at the top of the window.

Changes the size of all icons on the desktop


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