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Windows 7: How do increase toolbar icon size in Windows Explorer?


01 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
How do increase toolbar icon size in Windows Explorer?

I did search. I apologize if this has been asked a thousand times already.

How can I use large icons in the Windows Explorer toolbar? Specifically, the "Change your view" icon that lets you choose from icons, details, list, tiles, etc.

My hand is not that steady and I spend half my time trying to hit this button and missing. In XP I could just right-click on the toolbar, select Customize, and select Large Icons at the bottom of the dialog. This feature (like many other customization features in Windows 7) appears to be hidden or missing. Have I missed something obvious here?

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01 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Seavixen32, I think that he was asking about Windows Explorer.

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Try with Change View button and select Large/Extra Large Icons...

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01 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks, I noticed it too late so I've deleted my comment.

This article may be of some use.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr.../aa511500.aspx
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01 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you for the help, but it is the toolbar icons I want to make bigger, not the file object icons. Maybe this will help clarify my dilemma:



I don't have steady hands. Is there perhaps an Accessibility setting for this?

Thank you for your assistance.
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01 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Uh... I don't know that. I was searching through the registry but don't find nothing...
Maybe some other member knows that. Be here, I'll call for assistance.
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01 Dec 2011   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Ask him to right-click in an empy space, and he will get following.

I don't know if this will help him.

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02 Dec 2011   #7
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

I guess there is no known way to do it till date I might be wrong ... but I have never seen a way. There are some resources in windows which are of fixed size, it may be like this .
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02 Dec 2011   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

wait for bongo, he'll know if its possible.
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02 Dec 2011   #9

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I just tried messing with the aero.msstyle and I could make the image bigger but the button still acts the same, it must be coded somewhere but I don't know where like what Arc said I don't think it's possible.
He may want to try what karlsnooks has posted.
Sorry I could not have been of more help.
Jerry
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02 Dec 2011   #10
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
I just tried messing with the aero.msstyle and I could make the image bigger but the button still acts the same, it must be coded somewhere but I don't know where like what Arc said I don't think it's possible.
He may want to try what karlsnooks has posted.
Sorry I could not have been of more help.
Jerry
Yes Jerry. The same thing that was happened with the notification area icons
BTW, is it possible to make the folder thumbnail preview flat, plain, not like the default angular preview ?
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