Change Icons and Folders Appearance, Layout on Mac Desktop

Change Icons and Folders Appearance, Layout on Mac Desktop

Change Icons and Folders Appearance, Layout on Mac Desktop

There are many ways to change your desktop’s look on a Mac. Here are a couple of simple tips that can be done in just a few minutes using built-in options.

Arrange and Adjust How Your Desktop Items are Displayed

The Show View Options is a tool that lets you customize your Mac’s desktop appearance. To open it, right click on any empty part of your desktop and select Show View Options.

Change Icons and Folders Appearance, Layout on Mac Desktop

This will open a settings panel where you can adjust elements of your desktop’s look. Here’s what you can do:

– Icon Size and Grid Spacing: The first slider, for Icon Size, adjusts the size of your desktop icons. The other slider, Grid Spacing, adjusts the space between the icons on your desktop.

Using both sliders, you can have a desktop with big icons far apart or a desktop with small icons close together.

Change Icons and Folders Appearance, Layout on Mac Desktop

The next section of the “Show View Options” panel allows you to select the text size and location of your Mac’s desktop icons. You can choose to have the text positioned to the right or bottom of each icon or folder.

If you plan to display more than just the name of the icon or folder, I would recommend placing the text to the right. This provides more space for the text and creates a more organized appearance. Otherwise, you can leave the text at the bottom.

Lastly, the “Additional Item Information” section allows you to view more details about your folders and other elements. This includes information such as your hard drive’s available storage and the number of items in a folder.

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Last but not least, you can use the “Sort by:” option to choose how items on your desktop are sorted.

Change How Icons and Folders Look Like

Tired of your Mac’s default blue folder color? You’re not alone. Changing the color and icons of your folders and drives on the desktop is easy. First, find and download a folder icon set you like. You can find free options on websites. Open the image in Preview, select all, and copy it.

That’s it for now. Use these two tips, pair them with a new desktop image, and see how your Mac desktop gets a fresh personality. Enjoy!

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