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Windows 7: How Increase Desktop Icon File Name or Filename Length?


08 May 2012   #1

Win 7 Pro
 
 
How Increase Desktop Icon File Name or Filename Length?

How can one adjust the file name length of desktop icons?


I have found the default setting on a new Windows 7 installation to be much too short.

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08 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Do you mean the actual file name or are you talking about the horizontal icon spacing, which if made bigger enables you to place a longer file name on one line?

If it is the latter, just right-click the desktop and choose Personalize>Windows Color>Advanced Appearance Settings.

From the Item: drop-down list choose Icon Spacing (Horizontal) and choose a size.

Click OK>Apply.

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08 May 2012   #3

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Hi SV,
I meant horizontal spacing, as you surmised. Thanks.
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08 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.

Were you able to adjust it to accommodate your longer icon labels?
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08 May 2012   #5

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Yes, I was able to adjust it. I found the adjustment right where you said it would be. Thx.
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11 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Also you might be interested in adjusting the size of the icons ... hold down CTRL and spin the mouse wheel.
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11 May 2012   #7

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcunite View Post
adjusting the size of the icons ... hold down CTRL and spin the mouse wheel.
Hi pcunite. That's clever. Thanks for that tip.
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