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Windows 7: Explorer Icon View - How to distance icons, more text?

12 Dec 2009   #11
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

There are so goof freeware Windows Explorer replacementgs out there.

Performa seacg fri explorer alteratuines ,''One ver y good one is fress ,It;s called Powerdesk and vcan e be downkoad hereL

PowerDesk 6.0.1.3


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12 Dec 2009   #12
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

it's possible to change the min size of items in icon view (which currently is 74 pixels), it however involves editing a dll using ResHacker or similar. It's the same dll file and resource as this, except the entry to change is

minimumicontextwidth="74rp"

(there's only one instance of it in the file, so can't be missed)

increasing that value will make each item wider, thus fitting more text. Note that the minimum size applies to all icon sizes above Small.
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12 Dec 2009   #13
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Export the following key before making any changes,

Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
"BorderWidth"="-15"
"CaptionFont"=hex:f4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,00,\
00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,67,00,6f,00,65,00,20,00,55,00,49,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"CaptionHeight"="-285"
"CaptionWidth"="-285"
"IconFont"=hex:f4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,00,00,\
00,00,01,00,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,67,00,6f,00,65,00,20,00,55,00,49,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"IconTitleWrap"="1"
"MenuFont"=hex:f4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,00,00,\
00,00,01,00,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,67,00,6f,00,65,00,20,00,55,00,49,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"MenuHeight"="-285"
"MenuWidth"="-285"
"MessageFont"=hex:f4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,00,\
00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,67,00,6f,00,65,00,20,00,55,00,49,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"ScrollHeight"="-255"
"ScrollWidth"="-255"
"SmCaptionFont"=hex:f4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,\
00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,67,00,6f,00,65,00,20,00,55,00,49,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"SmCaptionHeight"="-255"
"SmCaptionWidth"="-255"
"StatusFont"=hex:f4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,00,\
00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,67,00,6f,00,65,00,20,00,55,00,49,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"Shell Icon Size"="32"
"PaddedBorderWidth"="-60"
"IconSpacing"="-525"
"IconVerticalSpacing"="-525"
"MinAnimate"="1"
"AppliedDPI"=dword:00000060
"Shell Icon BPP"="8"
y you can do it in the registry,.

Under each = raise the value.

Ther;s a truck however, you must taje all uot icons and move the far aoart so they are hoy ob the grid nest to eascj oyerhm
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12 Dec 2009   #14
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

How nice of them to still leave some registry keys in there :). Not that I use anything but list view, but just for future reference, what's the key?
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12 Dec 2009   #15
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

"IconSpacing"="-525"
"IconVerticalSpacing"="-525

Raising the number gives you more space between the icons,.

As I stated, export this key id anything goes wting or if you don't like the results.
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12 Dec 2009   #16
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

Ah but those only affect icons on the desktop right? from what I understand what the OP is asking about, is icons in folder/explorer windows.
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