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    Change Desktop Font Size? -- SOLVED!!
    My drive icon is like this:



    I actually have 143.2 gigs free but I can't tell that unless I use "Get Info".

    Is there a way to change the desktop font size?

    David

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    - Go to the "Desktop/Finder"
    - then the "View" menu
    - choose "Show View Options"
    - choose the font size you want

    The downside to this is all of the items on your desktop will increase in font size...not just your drive name.

    Hope this helps,

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    That will change the font size alright, but I don't think it will help. At some point, in fact, making the font larger could make the problem "art" is trying to solve even worse.

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    It's not the font size, it's the grid spacing. Increase the grid spacing to make it large enough to show the full info line.

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    Problem Solved!
    Quote Originally Posted by technologist View Post
    It's not the font size, it's the grid spacing. Increase the grid spacing to make it large enough to show the full info line.
    Thanks for the tip! I'm using Path Finder instead of Finder but it worked the same.

    Problem solved!

    David

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    Nick, you and I were napping at the controls.

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