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I need to resize the Illustrator's swatch palette icons which are too small on my Mac. How can I do that?

Once I saw a PC with huge icons and I realized that I could do the same on my Mac.

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You can resize the swatch palette by opening the panel menu:
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And choosing a larger thumbnail view:
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Result: enter image description here

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What about other palettes such as the Tool Palette? In my mac it is way too small.. – Yannis Dran Mar 10 '14 at 17:29
I don't know how to make the icons on the Tool Palette bigger. I must say that I can see the tools just fine on my 15' non-retina MacBook. Maybe you can just decrease the resolution on your screen in general? Or use glasses ;-) – Saaru Lindestøkke Mar 10 '14 at 19:09
glasses, that's it! :p – Yannis Dran Mar 10 '14 at 23:34

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