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Windows 7: Small icons

04 Jan 2011   #1

win 7 home 32
 
 
Small icons

Hello
How can i make the icons on the desktop small - i mean very small...?
In win xp that was easy but i havent found out how to do it in
win 7.....


Grettings grok

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04 Jan 2011   #2
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

If you have a mouse with a middle scroll wheel you can highlight the icons, hold down control, and scroll down.

If not, then you can right click on the desktop > go to view > and select icon size
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04 Jan 2011   #3

 
 

Right-click your Desktop to open Personalize. Select: Window Color and Appearance, and click on the Advanced button. In the Item drop-down menu, there are several Icon options that might affect the size of the Desktop icons. Try experimenting with all of the settings for: Icon, Icon Spacing Horizontal and Icon Spacing Vertical.
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04 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Like Ie9 said: Click on the Desktop and scroll your mouse wheel while pressing the CTRL-key that gives you all possible icon sizes.

-DG
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04 Jan 2011   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
Like Ie9 said: Click on the Desktop and scroll your mouse wheel while pressing the CTRL-key that gives you all possible icon sizes.

-DG
Assuming groknet has a mouse. . . and assuming if he/she has a mouse, that the mouse has a mouse wheel.
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04 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Assuming we're in the 21st century now and a computer without a mouse is more likely something like a Cray or at least an AS-400 and doesn't have icons to worry about.
Cool down, Buddy I didn't say your solution was wrong...The Mouse wheel method is just simpler than digging through advanced options

-DG
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04 Jan 2011   #7

 
 

I appreciate that SledgeDog, and it's not about "right" or "wrong" -- it's just that many people prefer a smaller mouse with no wheel, and in addition to that, most laptops have a built in touchpad/mouse --- so there's no stand alone mouse or wheel at all. So a solution that excludes the possibility of any of those, doesn't really do the OP justice.
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04 Jan 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You guys are fighting over a red herring. Btw: I never use a mouse - just a keyboard with a scrollball, hate mices. But the keyboard has a wheel too.
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05 Jan 2011   #9

win 7 home 32
 
 
lol

lol

Well i do have a mouse with wheel and that method works very good
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06 Jan 2011   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groknet View Post
lol

Well i do have a mouse with wheel and that method works very good
I'm glad that your problem has been solved, and I hope we've offered some help also to those with the same problem who don't have a mouse with a wheel.
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