So, I’m an Apple user for over forty years, a (formerly) certified Apple consultant (now ACSP), (former) Tier 3 Support Specialist, and certified technician, programmer, tech writer, and general Mac nerd; and I’m both embarrassed and excited when I learn something new and wonder how long its been hiding from me. I’ve been meaning to ask this in this (and other) forum(s) for many, many months, but kept forgetting,
Everyone knows you can increase/decrease text or object size in most every Mac app using Command-Shift-+, Command-=, and Command-- [minus key], right? Text size in Mail, Safari, TextEdit, et al; image/object size in Photos, Preview, Photoshop, et al; and most third party apps adhering to macOS HIG and UIE.
But, as it Turns Out!™, it works in the last place I would expect it: Finder. Yup.
Open any window in Finder –> List View or Icon View, and those shortcuts will increase the object size as per Menubar –> View –> View Options (Command-J); List View will toggle Small and Large, and Icon View will scale from 16px to 512px. Column view doesn’t have size options, so I strongly suspect this was possible all the way back to System 7 or Mac OS 8/9.
If I ever knew it, I certainly forgot it, because anytime I wanted to adjust sizes for the past couple of decades, I’d hit Command-J, and Tab to the control, then adjust.
I wonder if maybe I used to know it, but the transition to Mac OS X maybe broke it because of NeXT incursions? Maybe it snuck back and I never noticed? Maybe my mind is going much, much faster than I’d hoped for? I asked every Mac nerd in my peer group, and no one knew about it. I’m waiting to hear back from Mssrs. John(s) Siracusa & Gruber to decide if I should feel foolish or not.
How about you? Can you shame me? @ace Adam?
Happy Thursday (: