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Windows 7: shortcut icons on desktop

18 Mar 2010   #1
mikal83

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shortcut icons on desktop

My shortcut icons on my desktop are too big, I'd love to have the MAC style where they are sort of hidden on the left and right sides and sort of wheel around, ( can we do that), but either way, how can I make them smaller...........


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18 Mar 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

A fast way is to hold the Ctrl key while scrolling with the mouse wheel.

Good luck!
~JK
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18 Mar 2010   #3
mikal83

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Excellant.................
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18 Mar 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you want to hide them, use Rocket Dock. Then hide the whole dock.
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18 Mar 2010   #5
mikal83

windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you want to hide them, use Rocket Dock. Then hide the whole dock.
Thnx, i asked that elsewhere and will give it a try BUT the its the wifes laptop and I supose I "should" ask her first.

Shame I cannot reduce the size of my icons on my older pc...........or can I?
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18 Mar 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Shame I cannot reduce the size of my icons on my older pc...........or can I?
What OS is this older PC?

Btw: Here is another way to go about it with a toolbar.

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18 Mar 2010   #7
mikal83

windows7
 
 

crikey ermmmmmmmmmmmm windows xp. Put rocket dock on the old pc BUT it soon fills up with shortcuts and IF you over fill it, the ones on the outer edges disappear
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18 Mar 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikal83 View Post
crikey ermmmmmmmmmmmm windows xp. Put rocket dock on the old pc BUT it soon fills up with shortcuts and IF you over fill it, the ones on the outer edges disappear
Try the old Windows way. Group all the shortcuts into a folder on the desktop. Then grab that folder and push it all the way to (into) the top of the screen where you release it. Then right click on that dock and set your options (e.g. hide). The folder has to stay on the desktop as repository and you can add more shortcuts as needed. That approach works in Vista and XP - but not in Win7.
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