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    finder icons overlap

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    finder icons overlap
    hi all

    if i open a window with large icons with icon view the icons are so big they overlap on eachother, so that i can't see the text for the file/folder name. any way to fix this?

    cheers
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    Navigate to: yourname/Library/Preferences/

    and find com.apple.Finder.plist and drag it to your desktop.

    Do a restart and if everything is working fine, delete that file off of your desktop.
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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  3. #3
    finder icons overlap

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    ahh cheers. i will give it a try.
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  4. #4
    finder icons overlap

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    didn't seem to work. this is what i am seeing. this was when i dragged a file into finder and used the springloader hover method to navigate.

    cheers
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    MacHeadCase
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    Did you try keeping the icons arranged by name or kind, etc.?

    That's the way I keep mine... Doubleclick on a folder to open it. In the Finder menubar go to View -> Show View Options and select an order you want the icons to show up. That should force them to keep a place and tidy up your windows. See attached screen capture below...
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    finder icons overlap

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    thanks very much, it seems to be working as i like it now!
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    MacHeadCase
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    Cool! Glad your problem is solved. :girl:

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