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OS 10.5 - Increasing the number of characters under desktop icons


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hey everyone.

so, i am not sure exactly what happened, but all the icons on my desktop allow very few words/characters under them. example...

instead of the hard drive icon having "Macintosh HD"

it instead has "...D"

is there a quick way to increase the number of characters allowed with those icons? thanks for any suggestions!
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right click/ctrl click on the desktop & select "show view options"
increase the value of the "grid spacing" slider....this should solve the problem.

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thanks so much!

i figured it was something easy, it was just driving me insane.

thanks again!
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ur welcome

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