This is a step-by-step article.
This article shows different methods so that any user can easily change the size of desktop icons and their spacing, as desired.
To adjust the spacing between icons, follow these steps:
Right-click on any empty space on the desktop and select Personalize from the drop-down menu
In the Personalization window, click Window Color option.
Then, click Advanced appearance settings... in the following dialog box.
Note:In some versions of Windows 7, it is likely that when you complete step 2, the Window Color and Appearance window will appear immediately (in this case, skip to step 3).
Go back to Adjust icon size using advanced appearance settings
In the Window Color and Appearance window, select the Icon Spacing option from the Item drop-down menu.
Note: The Icon Spacing (Horizontal) option determines the spacing of icons placed side by side, while the Icon Spacing (Vertical) option determines the spacing of icons from top to bottom.
Select the new icon spacing size.
Click OK to return to the desktop.
You can now see the changes made to the icons on the desktop.
Adjust icon size using the drop-down menu on the desktop
Right-click on any empty space on the desktop and select the View option from the drop-down menu.
Select the desired option:Large, medium or small icons. The default option is Medium Icons.
The desktop will be adjusted according to your selection.
Adjust icon size by scrolling
Click on any empty space on the desktop. Then press and hold Ctrl on the keyboard. Then, scroll up or down until you get the required size.
Note: This method requires a mouse with central or side scroll wheel.
Adjust icon size using advanced appearance settings
Follow steps 1 through 3 desscribed on Adjust icon spacing.
In the Window Color and Appearance window, select the Icon option from the Item drop-down menu.
Select the desired size and then click OK to return to the desktop.
You now can see the changes made to the icons on the desktop.
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