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I'm wondering if there's a way to break the limit of 128px for desktop icons in OSX Lion 10.7 (I have 10.7.5) by hacking some system files?

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The setting is stored in /Users/danielbeck/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist, but values greater than 128 are displayed as 128px. –  Daniel Beck Jan 15 '13 at 11:08
tell application "Finder" to set icon size of icon view options of window of desktop to 200 didn't work either. –  ؘؘؘؘ Jan 15 '13 at 11:11
@DanielBeck I know, back in Leopard that used to work but not in Lion –  mat.lo Jan 15 '13 at 19:00
Maybe you can get the TotalFinder developers to add this as a feature. –  Daniel Beck Jan 15 '13 at 19:33
Ok but still there should be a way to do it without totalFinder –  mat.lo Jan 19 '13 at 22:30

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