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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Zootal, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Zootal

    Zootal Flightless Bird

    1) Desktop icon size. I have them set as small as I can. I go to control
    panel-display, shoose Smaller. And I still have these big oversized icons
    on my desktop (compared to how small they were under XP). How do I make
    them smaller?

    2) Control Panel. Where is the detailed line view? My choices are large
    icons or small icons. I don't want no stinkin' icons, just give me the list
    like we have had for the last fifteen years.
     
  2. David Wilkinson

    David Wilkinson Flightless Bird

    Zootal <nospam@spam.zootal.nospam.com> wrote in
    news:Xns9D047D24877B1nospamspamzootalnosp@216.196.97.131:

    > 1) Desktop icon size. I have them set as small as I can. I go to
    > control panel-display, shoose Smaller. And I still have these big
    > oversized icons on my desktop (compared to how small they were under
    > XP). How do I make them smaller?
    >
    > 2) Control Panel. Where is the detailed line view? My choices are
    > large icons or small icons. I don't want no stinkin' icons, just give
    > me the list like we have had for the last fifteen years.
    >
    >


    I don't know how small your small is but try this:


    Click anywhere on the desktop, hold down the CTRL key, then roll the mouse
    wheel back and forth until you find the size icon you like.
     
  3. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    Zootal wrote:
    > 1) Desktop icon size. I have them set as small as I can. I go to
    > control panel-display, shoose Smaller. And I still have these big
    > oversized icons on my desktop (compared to how small they were under
    > XP). How do I make them smaller?
    >
    > 2) Control Panel. Where is the detailed line view? My choices are
    > large icons or small icons. I don't want no stinkin' icons, just give
    > me the list like we have had for the last fifteen years.


    2) Unfortunately, I haven't found any way to pick List or Details, but
    selecting Category gives a nice look at it, much better than either icon
    selection IMHAWO.
    --
    SC Tom
     
  4. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    "Zootal" <nospam@spam.zootal.nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D047D24877B1nospamspamzootalnosp@216.196.97.131...
    > 1) Desktop icon size. I have them set as small as I can. I go to control
    > panel-display, shoose Smaller. And I still have these big oversized icons
    > on my desktop (compared to how small they were under XP). How do I make
    > them smaller?
    >
    > 2) Control Panel. Where is the detailed line view? My choices are large
    > icons or small icons. I don't want no stinkin' icons, just give me the
    > list
    > like we have had for the last fifteen years.
    >



    I use the Category View, it's much easier on the old eyes :)

    Grenou
     
  5. Zootal

    Zootal Flightless Bird

    David Wilkinson <davidnnc@yahoo.com> wrote in
    news:Xns9D04B8B08EC18davidnncyahoocom@69.16.185.247:

    > Zootal <nospam@spam.zootal.nospam.com> wrote in
    > news:Xns9D047D24877B1nospamspamzootalnosp@216.196.97.131:
    >
    >> 1) Desktop icon size. I have them set as small as I can. I go to
    >> control panel-display, shoose Smaller. And I still have these big
    >> oversized icons on my desktop (compared to how small they were under
    >> XP). How do I make them smaller?
    >>
    >> 2) Control Panel. Where is the detailed line view? My choices are
    >> large icons or small icons. I don't want no stinkin' icons, just give
    >> me the list like we have had for the last fifteen years.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I don't know how small your small is but try this:
    >
    >
    > Click anywhere on the desktop, hold down the CTRL key, then roll the
    > mouse wheel back and forth until you find the size icon you like.
    >


    Ahhh...beautiful! That worked most excellently. tyvm!

    My quess is that Win7 defaults to a rather large icon size for hires
    monitors so that you don't get these little tiny icons. I prefer the
    smaller icons.
     

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