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Windows 7: Q: Explorer - row height for icon view

28 Jun 2010   #1
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)
Q: Explorer - row height for icon view

When I explore a folder with (mainly) image files in it, they are displayed as tiles (thumbnails?) but widely spaced out vertically.

If I scroll the window up/down to refresh the view then the rows of images are closer together. Please see the attached "before" and "after" screenshots.

Is there any way I can get Explorer to do this automatically?

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Q: Explorer - row height for icon view-explorer_01.png  
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28 Jun 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello DarkStart,

You can increase the Size for the Icon Spacing (Vertical) Item in Advanced Appearance Settings to have more space between icons in all Windows Explorer windows.

Q: Explorer - row height for icon view-apearance.jpg

Hope this helps,

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28 Jun 2010   #3
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)

Almost :).

The vertical space between the rows of icons (tiles? thumbnails?) is Ok. I'd like to get the unnecessary space above the images to vanish, as it does after scrolling.

I'll guess that Explorer makes some assumptions about the image sizes and only optimises the display after scrolling. Have a look at the sizes of the highlighted background for the item that I am hovering over (transport something or other).
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