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post #1 of 20
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My Windows 7 desktop icons are way too big (and this is after adjusting them to default 100% size)

Is there any way to make them smaller? (like in XP)
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post #2 of 20
Can't you like in Vista, right click (desktop) go to view and set the icon size? Large/medium/classic?
    
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post #3 of 20
dunno if this works there, but go to desktop and click on a empty spot to make sure the desktop is active and not any app, and then just keep ctrl pressed and roll the mousewheel
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post #4 of 20
Now how in the heck did you know this trick with the CTRL and the mouse wheel to reduce the size of the desktop icons?

That's great! It really helped me out.

I'll name my next wife after you!
post #5 of 20
lol - bit extreme....lol

same trick can be done in most web-browsers to resize all content
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post #6 of 20
I love that trick, can't live without it
    
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post #7 of 20
The long way to fix it is

Control Panel > Display(icon view) > Set custom text size (DPI) > Smaller - 100% (96 pixels per inch.), Widescreens generally default to (120 pixels per inch) which results in the larger icons.
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post #8 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by wvwalt View Post
Now how in the heck did you know this trick with the CTRL and the mouse wheel to reduce the size of the desktop icons?

That's great! It really helped me out.

I'll name my next wife after you!
Because every browser has it.
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post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by wvwalt View Post
Now how in the heck did you know this trick with the CTRL and the mouse wheel to reduce the size of the desktop icons?

That's great! It really helped me out.

I'll name my next wife after you!
ctrl + mousewheel or ctrl and +/- is the default zoom/resize in most apps, works in most browsers, office programs etc. etc. same goes with F11 or alt + enter for fullscreen on most apps etc etc
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post #10 of 20
You could just right click on the desktop screen and choose small for icons. There's an option to make icons on taskbar + system tray small too.
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