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Windows 7: Bigger than 'Extra large Icons' ?

19 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
Bigger than 'Extra large Icons' ?

Hi there,
I was just wondering is there anyway to edit the size of the icons more than the 'Extra large Icons' maybe a tool or some manual way ?

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19 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Bigger than 'Extra large Icons' ?

Hello MoeX,

Very good question and this has baffled me; i have done some research for you.

It appears that a icon's Value (size) are in pixels and range from 0x20 (32) to 0x100 (256) with the default being 0x60 (96).
(32) being the smallest, and (256) the "extra Large".

However Microsoft don't allow bigger then 256 Pixels (Extra Large). Bit of a bummer really.
There 3rd party applications available that allow you to view your photos in a bigger view, but not permanent thumbnails.

I'm sure there is a way to make them bigger if you had edited the registry, but i DO NOT recommend this, unless you are 100% sure what you are doing. and have a Back-up and Restore Point.

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20 Apr 2014   #3
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Windows Explorer will not display anything larger then 256 pixels. Even if you use Ctrl+ Scroll, 256 is the limit. No registry hacks will change that, it will still be limited to 256. A Guy
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20 Apr 2014   #4

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How on earth do you get Battlefield 4 as 'Games for Windows'?
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22 Apr 2014   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
How on earth do you get Battlefield 4 as 'Games for Windows'?
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It appears to me to be an user created custom folder only.

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