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Windows 7: Desktop icon selection range


05 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Desktop icon selection range

1st of all, hello

So, I have 2 computers
1 of them is a desktop pc the other one is a laptop

My Desktop pc is 2yrs old, my laptop is pretty new, 2months old or something

and heres the problem: The icon selection range on my laptop is somewhat messed up, it's very large and stretched, here example:
When it should be like this:

The selection area on my pc is normal, not so stretched like on my laptop

Any way to fix this?


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05 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrissSpirit View Post
1st of all, hello

So, I have 2 computers
1 of them is a desktop pc the other one is a laptop

My Desktop pc is 2yrs old, my laptop is pretty new, 2months old or something

and heres the problem: The icon selection range on my laptop is somewhat messed up, it's very large and stretched, here example:
When it should be like this:

The selection area on my pc is normal, not so stretched like on my laptop

Any way to fix this?
The "Icon Selection Range", as you call it, is I think based on the largest width produced by an icon name. Check the names of icons where the name fits the entire width of the icon area, and try to rename the icon to something shorter.

It might help...
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06 Nov 2010   #3

 
 

Have you first tried the normal method of resizing icons? Below is the instruction for Vista. It must be pretty similar for Windows 7:

To resize Desktop icons Right-click the desktop, point to View, and then click Large Icons, Medium Icons, or Classic Icons. (“Classic” icons are the smallest size.)

Just the act of resizing the icon, shutting down and rebooting might just trigger the correction of the problem.
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06 Nov 2010   #4

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

May be it's related to the Icon spacing thing which can be modified via Tuneup utilities (this's the only one i remember now) if you don't mind dloading or here's a tutorial for doing it manually.How To Change Icon Spacing & Size in Windows 7 HowToInWindows.com
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08 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
May be it's related to the Icon spacing thing which can be modified via Tuneup utilities (this's the only one i remember now) if you don't mind dloading or here's a tutorial for doing it manually.How To Change Icon Spacing & Size in Windows 7 HowToInWindows.com
This worked

Thanks alot~
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08 Nov 2010   #6

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Your most welcome. Glad it helped. :-)
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