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Width of desktop shortcut titles

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bobbi, May 10, 2010.

  1. Bobbi

    Bobbi Flightless Bird

    Is there a way to force the name under a desktop shortcut to be shorter in
    width and wrap the text to one or more new lines?
    For example, the name "Internet Explorer" under the IE symbol is 17
    characters long including the space; I'd like it to form 2 shorter lines, so
    I can space the icons closer together.

    Bobbi
     
  2. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    Bobbi wrote:
    > Is there a way to force the name under a desktop shortcut to be
    > shorter in width and wrap the text to one or more new lines?
    > For example, the name "Internet Explorer" under the IE symbol is 17
    > characters long including the space; I'd like it to form 2 shorter
    > lines, so I can space the icons closer together.
    >
    > Bobbi


    Changing the number of lines in the name wouldn't affect the icon spacing.
    In "Advanced" under "Appearance" in Display Properties" there are settings
    you can change for boh icon vertical and horizontal spacing. Size too.

    Those spacing setting work in conjunction with right click desktop, arrange
    icons, align to grid,auto arrange. If you turn off those, you can put the
    icons anywhere you want...even one on top of another.

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    dadiOH
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  3. Bobbi

    Bobbi Flightless Bird

    Thanks, didiOH. I don't have my icons aligned to a grid or auto arrange.
    Where are those settings located?

    Regardless of the size of the icons, I want to be able to control the width
    of the name underneath. Some of them are too long, preventing me from
    spacing the icons closer together. Instead of "Internet Explorer" on one
    line, I'd like to force it onto two lines:
    Internet
    Explorer
    Is there a way to do that? Or is the width of the line determined by icon
    size?

    Bobbi









    "dadiOH" <dadiOH@invalid.com> wrote in message
    news:uRaJIkD8KHA.5464@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Bobbi wrote:
    >> Is there a way to force the name under a desktop shortcut to be
    >> shorter in width and wrap the text to one or more new lines?
    >> For example, the name "Internet Explorer" under the IE symbol is 17
    >> characters long including the space; I'd like it to form 2 shorter
    >> lines, so I can space the icons closer together.
    >>
    >> Bobbi

    >
    > Changing the number of lines in the name wouldn't affect the icon spacing.
    > In "Advanced" under "Appearance" in Display Properties" there are settings
    > you can change for boh icon vertical and horizontal spacing. Size too.
    >
    > Those spacing setting work in conjunction with right click desktop,
    > arrange icons, align to grid,auto arrange. If you turn off those, you can
    > put the icons anywhere you want...even one on top of another.
    >
    > --
    >
    > dadiOH
    > ____________________________
    >
    > dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    > ...a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    > LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    > Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
    >
    >
    >
     
  4. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    Bobbi wrote:
    > Thanks, didiOH. I don't have my icons aligned to a grid or auto
    > arrange. Where are those settings located?


    By right clicking the desktop. As I said.
    _________

    > Regardless of the size of the icons, I want to be able to control the
    > width of the name underneath. Some of them are too long, preventing
    > me from spacing the icons closer together.


    Read again what I wrote the first time.
    _______________

    > Instead of "Internet
    > Explorer" on one line, I'd like to force it onto two lines:
    > Internet
    > Explorer
    > Is there a way to do that?


    No. AFAIK

    dadiOH
    ____________

    > "dadiOH" <dadiOH@invalid.com> wrote in message
    > news:uRaJIkD8KHA.5464@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Bobbi wrote:
    >>> Is there a way to force the name under a desktop shortcut to be
    >>> shorter in width and wrap the text to one or more new lines?
    >>> For example, the name "Internet Explorer" under the IE symbol is 17
    >>> characters long including the space; I'd like it to form 2 shorter
    >>> lines, so I can space the icons closer together.
    >>>
    >>> Bobbi

    >>
    >> Changing the number of lines in the name wouldn't affect the icon
    >> spacing. In "Advanced" under "Appearance" in Display Properties"
    >> there are settings you can change for boh icon vertical and
    >> horizontal spacing. Size too. Those spacing setting work in conjunction
    >> with right click desktop,
    >> arrange icons, align to grid,auto arrange. If you turn off those,
    >> you can put the icons anywhere you want...even one on top of another.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> dadiOH
    >> ____________________________





    --

    dadiOH
    ____________________________

    dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    ....a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
     
  5. spamlet

    spamlet Flightless Bird

    I have dozens of icons on my desktop and they are mostly in two lines. I
    have it set to align to grid, and not to show dropdown boxes under icons.
    Putting the icons any closer would just be confusing.

    S


    "dadiOH" <dadiOH@invalid.com> wrote in message
    news:uUtpOOG8KHA.4832@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Bobbi wrote:
    >> Thanks, didiOH. I don't have my icons aligned to a grid or auto
    >> arrange. Where are those settings located?

    >
    > By right clicking the desktop. As I said.
    > _________
    >
    >> Regardless of the size of the icons, I want to be able to control the
    >> width of the name underneath. Some of them are too long, preventing
    >> me from spacing the icons closer together.

    >
    > Read again what I wrote the first time.
    > _______________
    >
    >> Instead of "Internet
    >> Explorer" on one line, I'd like to force it onto two lines:
    >> Internet
    >> Explorer
    >> Is there a way to do that?

    >
    > No. AFAIK
    >
    > dadiOH
    > ____________
    >
    >> "dadiOH" <dadiOH@invalid.com> wrote in message
    >> news:uRaJIkD8KHA.5464@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> Bobbi wrote:
    >>>> Is there a way to force the name under a desktop shortcut to be
    >>>> shorter in width and wrap the text to one or more new lines?
    >>>> For example, the name "Internet Explorer" under the IE symbol is 17
    >>>> characters long including the space; I'd like it to form 2 shorter
    >>>> lines, so I can space the icons closer together.
    >>>>
    >>>> Bobbi
    >>>
    >>> Changing the number of lines in the name wouldn't affect the icon
    >>> spacing. In "Advanced" under "Appearance" in Display Properties"
    >>> there are settings you can change for boh icon vertical and
    >>> horizontal spacing. Size too. Those spacing setting work in conjunction
    >>> with right click desktop,
    >>> arrange icons, align to grid,auto arrange. If you turn off those,
    >>> you can put the icons anywhere you want...even one on top of another.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>> dadiOH
    >>> ____________________________

    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > dadiOH
    > ____________________________
    >
    > dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    > ...a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    > LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    > Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
    >
    >
    >
     
  6. ju.c

    ju.c Flightless Bird

    I'm pretty sure this is how to increase the word space.
    I won't try it because I have everything set-up perfectly and I don't want to *uck it up.

    1. Open "Display Properties" - Right-click the Desktop and select Properties.
    2. Open the "Appearance" tab, click the "Advanced" button.
    3. Click the down arrow for "Item" and select "Icon Spacing (Horizontal)".
    4. Change the size.


    ju.c


    "Bobbi" <bobbi@example.invalid> wrote in message news:#6LP#4A8KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Is there a way to force the name under a desktop shortcut to be shorter in
    > width and wrap the text to one or more new lines?
    > For example, the name "Internet Explorer" under the IE symbol is 17
    > characters long including the space; I'd like it to form 2 shorter lines, so
    > I can space the icons closer together.
    >
    > Bobbi
    >
    >
     
  7. Bobbi

    Bobbi Flightless Bird

    I found that if I choose a smaller icon size, the allowable width for titles
    is also decreased, so it solves my problem. My icons are not on a grid, so
    the icon spacing might not help.

    "ju.c" <bibidybubidyboop@mailinator.com> wrote in message
    news:uRuDOOT8KHA.5848@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > I'm pretty sure this is how to increase the word space.
    > I won't try it because I have everything set-up perfectly and I don't want
    > to *uck it up.
    >
    > 1. Open "Display Properties" - Right-click the Desktop and select
    > Properties.
    > 2. Open the "Appearance" tab, click the "Advanced" button.
    > 3. Click the down arrow for "Item" and select "Icon Spacing (Horizontal)".
    > 4. Change the size.
    >
    >
    > ju.c
    >
    >
    > "Bobbi" <bobbi@example.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:#6LP#4A8KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Is there a way to force the name under a desktop shortcut to be shorter
    >> in width and wrap the text to one or more new lines?
    >> For example, the name "Internet Explorer" under the IE symbol is 17
    >> characters long including the space; I'd like it to form 2 shorter lines,
    >> so I can space the icons closer together.
    >>
    >> Bobbi
     

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