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changing icon size and spacing

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    I know how to do this in XP but how does one change the spacing between
    icons and icon size in W 7?
    Thanks.
    Jeff
     
  2. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    news:sq87n.2058$Fe4.324@newsfe21.iad...
    >I know how to do this in XP but how does one change the spacing between
    >icons and icon size in W 7?
    > Thanks.
    > Jeff



    Right click on the Desktop | Personalization | Window Color (At the
    bottom). You'll recognize it after you get that far.

    [Don't ask me why they hid it in Window Color]
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  3. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    On 1/24/2010 11:00 PM, Bruce Hagen wrote:
    >
    > <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    > news:sq87n.2058$Fe4.324@newsfe21.iad...
    >> I know how to do this in XP but how does one change the spacing
    >> between icons and icon size in W 7?
    >> Thanks.
    >> Jeff

    >
    >
    > Right click on the Desktop | Personalization | Window Color (At the
    > bottom). You'll recognize it after you get that far.
    >
    > [Don't ask me why they hid it in Window Color]


    Thank you. Jeff
     
  4. Student

    Student Flightless Bird

    Works with windows 7!

    =========================

    http://techie-buzz.com/tips-and-tricks/quickly-change-windows-vista-desktop-icon-size.html

    The icon size in Windows Vista is quite large by default and it is quite a pain to go to personalize
    and then change the icon size.

    Here is a quick tip for those you use Windows Vista and have a mouse with a scrolling wheel.

    To change the icon size of the desktop icons, click the Ctrl key while you are viewing the desktop
    and scroll your wheel upwards or downwards to change the icon size to your satisfaction. That’s it,
    its as easy as a click and a scroll.
     
  5. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com wrote:
    > On 1/24/2010 11:00 PM, Bruce Hagen wrote:
    >>
    >> <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    >> news:sq87n.2058$Fe4.324@newsfe21.iad...
    >>> I know how to do this in XP but how does one change the spacing
    >>> between icons and icon size in W 7?
    >>> Thanks.
    >>> Jeff

    >>
    >>
    >> Right click on the Desktop | Personalization | Window Color (At the
    >> bottom). You'll recognize it after you get that far.
    >>
    >> [Don't ask me why they hid it in Window Color]

    >
    > Thank you. Jeff


    +1
    A PIA but it does work:))
     
  6. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "Student" <student@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:XLqdnQFuweCBHsDWnZ2dnUVZ_gJi4p2d@giganews.com...
    > Works with windows 7!
    >
    > =========================
    >
    > http://techie-buzz.com/tips-and-tricks/quickly-change-windows-vista-desktop-icon-size.html
    >
    > The icon size in Windows Vista is quite large by default and it is quite
    > a pain to go to personalize
    > and then change the icon size.
    >
    > Here is a quick tip for those you use Windows Vista and have a mouse
    > with a scrolling wheel.
    >
    > To change the icon size of the desktop icons, click the Ctrl key while
    > you are viewing the desktop
    > and scroll your wheel upwards or downwards to change the icon size to
    > your satisfaction. That’s it,
    > its as easy as a click and a scroll.



    Good to know, TY.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  7. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    On 1/25/2010 6:40 AM, Student wrote:
    > Works with windows 7!
    >
    > =========================
    >
    > http://techie-buzz.com/tips-and-tricks/quickly-change-windows-vista-desktop-icon-size.html
    >
    > The icon size in Windows Vista is quite large by default and it is quite a pain to go to personalize
    > and then change the icon size.
    >
    > Here is a quick tip for those you use Windows Vista and have a mouse with a scrolling wheel.
    >
    > To change the icon size of the desktop icons, click the Ctrl key while you are viewing the desktop
    > and scroll your wheel upwards or downwards to change the icon size to your satisfaction. That’s it,
    > its as easy as a click and a scroll.


    Cool. Thank you.

    Now I'd like a way to decrease the size of gadgets without reducing text
    size.

    Jeff
     
  8. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com wrote:
    > On 1/25/2010 6:40 AM, Student wrote:
    >> Works with windows 7!
    >>
    >> =========================
    >>
    >> http://techie-buzz.com/tips-and-tricks/quickly-change-windows-vista-desktop-icon-size.html
    >>
    >>
    >> The icon size in Windows Vista is quite large by default and it is
    >> quite a pain to go to personalize
    >> and then change the icon size.
    >>
    >> Here is a quick tip for those you use Windows Vista and have a mouse
    >> with a scrolling wheel.
    >>
    >> To change the icon size of the desktop icons, click the Ctrl key while
    >> you are viewing the desktop
    >> and scroll your wheel upwards or downwards to change the icon size to
    >> your satisfaction. That’s it,
    >> its as easy as a click and a scroll.

    >
    > Cool. Thank you.
    >
    > Now I'd like a way to decrease the size of gadgets without reducing text
    > size.
    >
    > Jeff

    Rearranged my desktop:-((
     

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