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Windows 7: How to re-size icons on desktop and taskbar?

15 Jun 2011   #1
hummer7

Windows 7
 
 
How to re-size icons on desktop and taskbar?

Yesterday, I upgraded my Vostro 1500 laptp from WinXP to Win7 without any problem except for icon size. Correct grahpic driver (GEForce 8400M GS) for Win7 was also updated. I like the smaller icons size on desktop and taskbar in WinXP with native screen resolution of 1280 x 800. After converting to win7, the screen size was also restored to 1280 x 800 too. But the icons size on both desktop and taskbar is rather bigger in Win7. (Text size is just fine). I could not resize the same icon size as in Win XP. I tried to change but 9 point Segoe UI at 96pixels per inch is default in Win7. The scale to the percentage of normal size is 100% or above, not less than 100%. Any suggestion would be appreciated.


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15 Jun 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Just right click the open space on the desktop and choose view - small icons.
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15 Jun 2011   #3
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

Hi

For desktop icons: Right click the desktop >> select the view option >> then select small icons.
For Taskbar: Right click the start menu >> select properties >> under the Taskbar tab check the box " use small icons"

Hopefully this is what you are referring to.
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15 Jun 2011   #4
hummer7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Clinkz View Post
Hi

For desktop icons: Right click the desktop >> select the view option >> then select small icons.
For Taskbar: Right click the start menu >> select properties >> under the Taskbar tab check the box " use small icons"

Hopefully this is what you are referring to.
Thank you. I am now able to resize the taskbar icons.
For desktop icons, "Smaller icon" is alread default setting under VIEW. But icons are much bigger than those in WinXP.
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15 Jun 2011   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

click on desktop then whilst pressing ctrl, scroll the mouse wheel up or down to resize desktop icons.
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15 Jun 2011   #6
hummer7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
click on desktop then whilst pressing ctrl, scroll the mouse wheel up or down to resize desktop icons.
That works. I am wondering whenever I create new shortcut, I got to use ctrlouse to resize it.
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15 Jun 2011   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i think the size you set on desktop would be the size for all shortcuts regardless of when added.
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