Change Stacks Icon Size in Grid View

Jan 19, 2012 - 5 Comments

Change Stacks icon size

Stacks are a Dock feature added to Mac OS X a while back that let added an easy way to see the contents of Applications, Documents, Downloads, and whatever other folder placed into the Dock.

To change the icon size of Stacks, the stack must be shown as “Grid”, this can be set with a right-click. Open the Stack and use the following keystrokes:

  • Command + to increase the icon size
  • Command – to decrease the icon size

Size adjustment is made immediately and can be set anywhere from one extreme of huge, to small, or anywhere in between.

Hopefully a similar feature will be implemented for Launchpad, which is currently stuck at a single size, although it can be modified to be slightly smaller.

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Posted by: AJ in Customize, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks


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  1. Claudio says:

    This features only works in Lion. Right?
    Mine is OS X 10.6.8

  2. John Remmers says:

    Icon size in list view can also be adjusted via Cmd+ and Cmd-, provided that “new list view” is enabled. This view can be enabled via the terminal command

    $ defaults write use-new-list-stack -bool YES && killall Dock

    To return to the default list view, replace YES by NO in the above.

  3. jon says:

    posts like these are why i love osxdaily! they always give some new tricks and tips

  4. adam says:

    You was could say it only works on Lion…

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