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Windows 7: Icon Not Get iT To Go Down.....

15 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Icon Not Get iT To Go Down.....

A member of the family decided to change the display settings on our Window's 7 Computer and everything looked huge. I reduced the it again but for some reason the icon's on the desktop didn't go back and appear huge. Here's a picture to indicate:

Would anyone know how to fix this please? Thank you for your help,


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15 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi thenodfather and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

See if this Tutorial helps: Desktop Icons - Custom Size
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15 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Welcome to the Forums!

Several things you can try:

1. Simply right-click on the Desktop, click View, choose small icons.

2. If that's already done and the icons are still large, check the accessibility options; right-click on Desktop -> Personalize -> Ease of Access settings.

3. Try the magnifier setting: right-click on Desktop -> Screen Resolution -> Make text and other things larger or smaller.

Please post back your results.
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15 Feb 2011   #4


A couple of other things you might try:

Right-click your Desktop to open Personalize. Select: Window Color and Appearance, and click on the Advanced button. In the Item drop-down menu, there are several Icon options that might affect the size of the Desktop icons. Try experimenting with all of the settings for: Icon, Icon Spacing Horizontal and Icon Spacing Vertical.

Also, if you have a mouse with a middle scroll wheel you can highlight the icons, hold down the control, and scroll down.
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15 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1

Or as a third option - on the desktop, hold 'ctrl' and roll the mouse backwards until the faint box around those icons disapear.

Another one would be - DPI Display Size Settings - Change

If its already on 100% then choose 125%, click apply and then click 100% again and Click Apply.

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