# Set sidebar icon size

Choose the size of Finder sidebar icons

  • Tested on macOS:
    • Big Sur
    • Catalina
  • Parameter type: int

# Set to 1

Small

defaults write NSGlobalDomain "NSTableViewDefaultSizeMode" -int "1" && killall Finder

Example output with value set to 1

# Set to 2 (default value)

Medium

defaults write NSGlobalDomain "NSTableViewDefaultSizeMode" -int "2" && killall Finder

Example output with value set to 2

# Set to 3

Large

defaults write NSGlobalDomain "NSTableViewDefaultSizeMode" -int "3" && killall Finder

Example output with value set to 3

# Read current value

defaults read NSGlobalDomain "NSTableViewDefaultSizeMode"

# Reset to default value

defaults delete NSGlobalDomain "NSTableViewDefaultSizeMode" && killall Finder