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Windows 7: Smaller desktop icons


19 Mar 2010   #1

windowsxp
 
 
Smaller desktop icons

Is there a way of adjusting the size of the desktop icons. Mine are larger than I like.

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19 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Right click on your desktop and go to view. It will allow you to set Large, Medium or Small icons.

Alternatively, you can hold down CTRL and scroll with the wheel on your mouse (if you have a scroll mouse) and it will adjust the size of the icons accordingly.

Desktop Icons - Custom Size
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19 Mar 2010   #3

WIN 7
 
 

Nice! Good question. Great answer!

I'd have never thought of it, until I read the question. Just made mine smaller. Love it.

Thanks
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19 Mar 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hold the CTL down and roll the wheel on the mouse. Works only if no applications are open.
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19 Mar 2010   #5

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hold the CTL down and roll the wheel on the mouse. Works only if no applications are open.

Thanks
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19 Mar 2010   #6

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

I actually tried this on my new computer last week as I dislike the massive icons too but the settings were not retained on boot-up. I'll have another go.
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19 Mar 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
I actually tried this on my new computer last week as I dislike the massive icons too but the settings were not retained on boot-up. I'll have another go.
The settings should be retained - both from setting with "view" or with the mouse wheel. If they don't, you have a different problem.
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19 Mar 2010   #8

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
I actually tried this on my new computer last week as I dislike the massive icons too but the settings were not retained on boot-up. I'll have another go.
The settings should be retained - both from setting with "view" or with the mouse wheel. If they don't, you have a different problem.
That's what I thought whs; I'll have another look later after a re-start.
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