You can also define a MaxWidth for your taskbar icons. Step 2: In the Settings, turn on Use small icons button. In our case, we want to choose Icon and then change the value from 16 to 72. Way 2: Resize Desktop Icons using Context Menu To resize desktop icons via the Desktop context menu. It would greatly appreciated it, if you could advise as to how I can re-state large icons back on my command bar. The unintuitive part is clicking on Window Color! Select View from the contextual menu.
This will bring you to the personalization dialog where you can change the theme, etc. The View menu contains opens to change the icon size of the selected folder. Part 1: Change Desktop Icon Size To change the size of desktop icons, right-click on an empty space on the desktop, and then click on View, and then select the size of the icons, either Large, Medium or Small icons. Note that this is a setting that applies to all of the icons on your desktop. Right click on an empty part of the desktop, and then choose the Personalize command from the shortcut menu. The Recycle Bin provides a safety net when deleting files or folders.
Select Display settings from the contextual menu. This only works if the desktop or Windows Explorer are selected. However, there is another way to change your icon size that provides you with a dynamic range of sizes. See screenshot below B Select a icon that you want to use instead, or click on the Browse button and navigate to the location of the icon you want to use. You can install the free program to add a Icons tab to the Properties pages of files that contain icons in them.
Fortunately this is a setting in the operating system over which you have some control. Here you want to click on Window Color. So far I've been able to change almost everything following the tutorials I found here. It's easy to change the icon size in the folder pane or on the desktop, but these changes don't seem to affect the icons in the navigation pane of Explorer. Pressing the Ctrl key and scrolling up or down with the mouse wheel changes the icon size of the active folder on the desktop or in Windows Explorer instantly.
You can finely adjust the size smaller or larger using the mouse wheel. Desktop icons are too big or too small? The Captain spends his time maintaining computers, testing software products and cleaning malware infections. Your mileage might vary depending on your screen's display resolution. I have listed them at the bottom just in case you want to try on your system. Most users do not know that there is an easier option to change the icon size, at least in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
When using the desktop method, you only get three choices: Large, Medium and Classic or Small. You can then re-pin the program by right-clicking on it in the Start Menu and selecting Pin to Taskbar. So, you can define the minimum and maximum taskbar icon size. Right click on the Desktop or in the Windows Explorer window, then select View and click on the icon size your want selected for the folder view. Post yours in the comments. To Restore the Default Icon for a Desktop Icon A In the middle pane, select click on a desktop icon that you want to restore the default icon for, and click on the Restore Default button.
Click on a empty area in the Windows Explorer window or on the Desktop. In some situations, after enlarging the text and icon size, you will find that the texts may no longer fit to your screen. Select a taskbar button type. You may see a warning that some items may not fit on the screen if you choose a larger size. Customization you know when you right click icons and it gives you an option to change icons? Windows might ask you to log out and log back in for a more consistent experience.
If you want to change the size of the taskbar icons themselves and make the taskbar smaller it is the same option as changing the red x for closing windows size, in win 7. Click on the View toolbar button to the left of the arrow to cycle through the different icon sizes until you have the icon size you want. If not, try the Restore Defaults button. Enter in the new width. Far more customizable than just the 3 options from the View menu. To change your icon size, right click the desktop, and select View.