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Windows 7: Explorer Icon View - How to distance icons, more text?


10 Dec 2009   #1

Windows Seven
 
 
Explorer Icon View - How to distance icons, more text?

The major problem with Windows Seven:

In Explorer the icons are too close together. Setting the icon spacing apart only changes the behavior on the desktop.

I HATE THIS.

The icons are too close together and the text barely has any room! I want my icons medium sized but I need more room!

Please tell me there is a fix for this garbage behavior!


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11 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!
Your question is a common one. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be a solution at this time. You can always try holding Ctrl and scrolling with the mouse wheel. See if you can satisfy yourself with different icon sizes.
~Jonathan
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11 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Right-click on the personalize entry on the desktop, choose the Windows Color, choose Advanced Appearance settings, then select icon spacing , two
entries..........Horizontal and vertical
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11 Dec 2009   #4

Windows Seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Right-click on the personalize entry on the desktop, choose the Windows Color, choose Advanced Appearance settings, then select icon spacing , two
entries..........Horizontal and vertical

No, this only works for the desktop!
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11 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

OH, in explore, I don't know of a hack for that.

What view are you using in Windows Explorer.?
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11 Dec 2009   #6

Windows Seven
 
 

Just the normal icon view in Explorer.
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11 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

These are the views available

Extra Large icons
Large icons
icons icon
List
Details
Tiles
Contents.

What is yiura set to?
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12 Dec 2009   #8

Windows Seven
 
 

Medium Icons - I like the size because it is like XP but with medium icons but the spacing between the icons is way too small.
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12 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

This isn't XP, tyhing have xganges
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12 Dec 2009   #10

Windows Seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
This isn't XP,
No ****


.even Vista wasn't like this. This should have been something easy to include.
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