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My desktop icons are big

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by youx08, Dec 23, 2006.

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  1. youx08

    youx08 Thread Starter

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    My desktop icons are really big and I want to resize it. I went to desktop-properties-and etc but I can't seem to fix it. Please help. Thank you.:(
     
  2. Frank4d

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    Is everything on your desktop large too? My guess is desktop settings.

    Right click on the desktop, in Display Properties click the Settings tab, and drag the slider for Screen resolution over to 1024x768 (or whatever your native screen resolution is, if an LCD display), then click OK. If you see a window saying your screen resolution has changed (do you want to keep the settings), click OK.
     
  3. youx08

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    It's on that resolution but my desktop icons seem to be so big. Is there another way to resize it?
     
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    start/control panel/display/properties/appearance tab/advanced button/click on drop down arrow for 'item'/icon, then select numeric size. What happens if you do this?
     
  5. youx08

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    Still no luck..whmmmm.
     
  6. Telstar

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    See if this works...

    Right-Click on Desktop > Properties > Effects > uncheck Use large icons.

    Also, for a terrific Icon Manager (Freeware): Iconoid (y)

    :)
     
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