Solutions To Reduce Size of Desktop Icons in Windows® 7
What are the various ways of reducing the size of desktop icons in Windows 7?
Changing the icon size is one way of customizing the computer desktop. By default, Windows 7 Operating System displays medium icons on the system desktop. Users can change the size of the desktop icons with a couple of clicks as per their choice. Using small icons allows the users to see more files on the desktop, while large icons are easier to see and look better in some situations. Resizing the desktop icons i.e. making them smaller or larger can be useful for many purposes and it allows the users to customize Windows 7 Operating System as per their need. The actual effect of visual appearance on programs icons and shortcuts is more stark when the users adjust and change the monitor screen resolution, where the icons size becomes bigger and smaller to an uncomfortable level.
Discussed below are some suggestions to resize desktop icons in Windows 7:
- Make desktop icons smaller or larger
- Mouse wheel method
- Using 'Color and Appearance' method
Make desktop icons smaller or larger
Users should follow these simple steps to change the size of desktop icons in Windows 7 Operating System. The users should first right-click on an empty area of the desktop. Then from the main context menu, choose 'View' and under the submenu, the users can see three icons size options: by default, 'Medium icons' is selected. Click on 'Large icons' to make your desktop icons larger or on 'Small icons' to make them smaller. As soon as users select a different icon size, Windows 7 Operating System applies the change and places a mark next to the icon dimension which the users are currently using.
Mouse wheel method
The option to select from only three available sizes wasn't satisfying enough; so there is another method called the mouse wheel method. The users have to make sure that the desktop has the focus. They should click anywhere on the desktop before starting with this particular process. Press & hold 'Ctrl' on the keyboard, then keep scrolling the mouse wheel up or down in order to get the desired size.
The users could also perform this procedure if they don’t have a mouse wheel. They should first right click on an empty spot on the desktop and choose 'Personalize'. Then they will have to select the first item in the list 'Windows color and appearance' and then click the last link 'Open classic appearance properties for better color options'. The users will see type dialog; then they will have to click on 'Advanced' under the Item choose Icon. Next they would have to set the size to the user's choice that ranges from 16-72, press 'OK' and again click 'OK' on the second dialog.
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