Tips To Make Desktop Icons Smaller in Windows® 7
Icons are small pictures that represent files, folders, programs, and other items. In Windows 7, the icons are displayed in medium size by default. However, you can change the size of desktop icons with a couple of clicks. The logic behind making icons smaller in Windows 7 is to see more files on the desktop. The problem regarding larger icons is that more files cannot be added to the desktop and it may appear as congested. Each and every user of Windows 7 demands small icon. In addition to consuming space, it gives a proper appearance to the desktop wallpaper. Desktop interface can be easily cleaned up by reducing the size of desktop icons and displaying them in a neat 'list view' format. A portable tool that is available for Windows 7 to change desktop icon size and display format with a single click is the 'Desk view' tool. It is a free-to-use application tool which resizes the larger desktop icons into small but easily readable icons. Tools are also available to reduce the size of the icons in the taskbar of Windows 7.
Discussed below are the need and tips to make the desktop icons smaller in Windows 7:
- Need to make the icons smaller in Windows 7
- First tip to make it smaller
- Second tip to make it smaller
Need to make the icon smaller in Windows 7
Usually, the users prefer small-sized icons in Windows 7. The reason is that you can see more files on the desktop and it would provide a neat appearance to the desktop. Even though larger appearance is easier to see, we cannot accommodate many files since the desktop would be unattractive to see in Windows 7. Smaller icons also make the wallpaper on the desktop fine.
First tip to make it smaller
Here is a simple step to change the size of desktop icons in Windows 7:
Right-click on an empty area between the icons. Select ‘View’ from the context menu. In the view sub-menu, there would be three options for icon size, say ‘Large icons’, ‘Medium icons,’ and ‘Small icons.’ By default, it would be medium sized. Click on ‘Small icons’ to make the icons smaller. Once you choose it, Windows 7 applies the change and your desktop icons would be smaller.
Desk view tool is a portable tool that is used to change desktop icon size. For that, download the desk view tool on to your computer. Unzip the downloaded file and extract the content. For reducing the size of the desktop icons, just double click the 'Desk view' icon and it would make all the desktop icons smaller. To regain the original size, you may double click that icon once more. This would also help you to arrange the icons more neatly.
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