Desktop icon size change feature of Windows® 7
What are the various ways to change desktop icon size in Windows 7?
Personalizing the desktop icons is a wonderful way to make your computer look uniquely yours, and today we have plenty of ways to customize Windows icons. If you are feeling bored with the inbuilt icons used in your PC, individualizing the icons is a great way to make your PC exclusively exceptional. The latest Windows 7 Operating System comes with many customization options. Unlike its predecessors, you can personalize almost every trait of Windows 7 with a few clicks. The beauty of Windows 7 Operating System is that you need not have to use third-party software to personalize it. For example, you can just customize the Windows 7 logo background screen by hand without the help of any third-party tool. You shall customize themes, screensaver, fonts, sounds, user picture, desktop gadgets, drive icons, folder icons, and a lot more.
Various methods to change desktop icon size:
- Customize the desktop icons
- Using ‘Color and Appearance’ Method
- Registry Tweak Method
Customize the desktop icons
Right click anywhere on the desktop; then click ‘Personalize’ and then ‘Change Desktop Icons’. Now opt for the icons you want to display on the desktop and click the ‘Change Icon’ tab and the Change Icon dialog box would open up. Then click the icon you want to substitute, choose the icon, and press 'OK'. Then click on ‘Apply’. Additionally, you shall change the icons for your folders. To resize the desktop icons, right click a blank spot on the desktop, click 'View', and give the size and alignment of the icons. Also, decide whether you want the icons to be exposed on the desktop or you intend them to remain hidden.
Using ‘Color and Appearance’ Method
You can have a variety of sizes for your icons in Windows 7 and one, for sure, would go well with your needs. But, what if you are not satisfied with the above method? The closest you would find is this option are as follows. First, right click on any spot in your desktop and choose 'Personalize'. Then choose the first item in the list Windows Color and Appearance, and after that, click the last link. Open classic appearance properties for more color options. You would get the Windows XP type dialog on the screen. Click on 'Advanced' tab under the item. You have to then choose the icon, set the size as you need in a range of 16-72, press 'OK' and again press 'OK' on the second dialog box.
If you like to play around the registry, that can be set under that key, HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktopWindowMetrics. Using the first technique, it would immediately update the icon size on your desktop and you would see the changes. Remember that manually changing the icons with the registry key would also reflect on the Windows Vista dialog and vice-versa.
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